Super Easy Zucchini Bread With Cake Mix

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“I love zucchini and I love chocolate, so as I am doing a bread fest in my kitchen. I jumped into making this with the pantry clean out and the garden veggies.”
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 12-2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 12 cup chocolate chips (optional) or 12 cup peanut butter chips, and (optional) or 12 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (any can be used)
  • 12 cup sugar (may use less as reported by some but we like sweet)


  1. In one bowl mix all ingredients. Will have some lumps and that is ok. As we age those lumps are badges of honor!
  2. Pour into 2 greased and floured bread loaf pans or 1 loaf pan and 12 muffin cups (lined).
  3. Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F.
  4. Muffins 25 minutes at 350°F.
  5. * Elevation and fuel will vary temps and times. (ex. my propane oven 45 minutes, my DD electric oven 53 min for loaves and similar for muffins).
  6. ** Tastes great with orange flavor as well, DD made with strawberry cake mix.
  7. *** NOT as dense as a quick bread but tastes oh so good and light.
  8. An aditional note: this freezes very well as muffins or bread/cake. I double wrap in plastic and then into a freezer bag. To thaw i take out of freezer bag and let come to room temp, take off plastic and set on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. To warm just put into a warmed oven or microwave for 30 seconds in a paper towel.

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