My Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe is a classic zucchini bread amped up with layers of chocolate culminating in a thick layer of ganache. It's a super delicious way to scratch that mid-summer itch for a little chocolatey indulgence.
Lightly spray and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment, leaving the ends long so you can lift the cake out for slicing after it has baked.
Whisk the dry ingredients together. I like to sift the cocoa powder to get rid of any lumps. Set aside.
Whisk the sugar and eggs together until pale and smooth. Beat in the butter and vanilla, then fold in the zucchini.
Blend the dry ingredients into the wet, in three stages, blending just until incorporated after each addition, and don't over-beat!
Fold in the chocolate chips and spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted near the center doesn't come out with wet batter clinging to it. Melted chocolate is ok!
Cool completely on a rack before frosting.
To make the ganache, heat the cream to a simmer, then pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 3-5 minutes, then stir until glossy and smooth. If you still see bits of chocolate, microwave it for 15 seconds and stir again. Then spread a thick layer over your zucchini bread. If your ganache seems too runny, let it sit or refrigerate for a bit to set it up.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/death-by-chocolate-zucchini-bread-recipe/ August 2, 2019