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Spiced Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This delicious zucchini bread is packed with ginger, cardamon, cloves, cinnamon, and chocolate goodness

Keyword chocolate, chocolate zucchini bread, ginger, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 Loaves


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (can replace with vegetable oil or melted coconut oil)
  • 1.5 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups packed shredded zucchini
  • 1-2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 

  2. Mix all of the wet ingredients together (eggs, butter, oil) in a large bowl and then add the brown sugar. Once combined, add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.

  3. Stir in the zucchini until just combined. Add the chocolate chips.

  4. Pour into 2 prepared loaf pans (either greased and floured or just sprayed with nonstick cooking spray). Spread the batter smooth. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean. Come on, you know the drill)