For the ultimate dessert, add a dallop of espresso whipped cream. Whip 1 cup whipping cream with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder to soft peaks.

By Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, brown sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and espresso powder (if using).

  • Add the dry ingredients all at once to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.

  • Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chunks.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Place in the oven and bake for 55 to 65 minutes until a skewer inserted in the center of the bread comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and allow bread to cool for 15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, wrap and let stand overnight before serving.

  • To serve, spoon Ganache over loaf and serve with Coffee Whipped Cream.


In a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup whipping cream just to simmering. Remove from heat; add 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces. Let stand 5 minutes (do not stir). Stir until smooth. Let cool about 1 hour or until spreadable. Spoon over cake. Makes 1 cup.

Coffee Whipped Cream:

In a large bowl beat 1 cup whipping cream, 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder, and 2 tablespoons sugar with a large whisk or electric mixer until soft peaks form. Serve with cake. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; 29 g total fat; 13 g saturated fat; 7 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 256 mg sodium. 301 mg potassium; 44 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 27 g sugar; 6 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 530 IU vitamin a; 4 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 13 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 69 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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Great use for excess zucchini.