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Cake Mix Zucchini Bread

by Laura

I have to let you all know that I am a featured chef on the Secrets in the Sauce website here. So make sure you check it out today. I am now a Saucy Chef. Whoo Hooo!

Here’s another zucchini recipe for you. I found this one on Recipezaar. I liked the idea of this one, it called for a cake mix. I also really liked the way it turned out. I decided to do the almond extract for a change. I thought it was delicious and of course my husband didn’t. He said to make it next time with vanilla extract. If you like almond extract though, I would highly recommend it. I know my oldest son would have loved it with peanut butter chips, but since I was using almond extract, I stuck with the semi sweet chocolate chips. I all chose a milk chocolate cake mix and used 2 cups of zucchini. On thing that I did do differently with this recipe was put it all in one loaf pan. The recipe says it makes 2 loaves, but after I started to add the batter to the pan it look like too little batter. So, I put it all in one loaf pan and cooked it for 60 minutes. I made a really good sized loaf. If you go the do the muffin option, I am also wondering if it would really make 24 muffins. It may be more like 12-18 muffins. One other tip, make sure to toss your chocolate chips in a little flour before adding them to the batter. This help keep them from sinking to the bottom of the bread. This recipe was delicious and will be added to my tried and true file. And just so you know, I am hoping to have a savory zucchini recipe for you tomorrow. I figure I gotta throw ONE in there.

Cake Mix Zucchini Bread
3 eggs
1 1/2-2 cups shredded zucchini
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or almond extract (optional)
3 teaspoons butter, melted
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional) or peanut butter chip, and (optional) or chopped nuts (optional)
1 (18 1/4 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (any can be used)
1/2 cup sugar
In one bowl mix all ingredients. Will have some lumps and that is ok.
Pour into greased and 2 floured bread loaf pans or 1 loaf pan and 12 muffin cups (lined).
Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F. (Since I did mine in 1 loaf I cooked it for 60 min)
Muffins 25 minutes at 350°F.
(These are notes from the person who posted this recipe on Recipezaar* 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.
** Tastes great with orange flavor as well, DD made with strawberry cake mix.
*** NOT as dense as a quick bread but tastes oh so good and light. )

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Denise M Sklenicka August 2, 2020 - 5:07 pm

cant wait to try these sounds so good

Sandra Vandevelde June 14, 2016 - 2:55 pm

I used a spice cake mix and white chocolate chips.
It is fantastic. Full of flavor.
Thanks Yummly for the recipes

Michele Barker August 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm

I always add cinnamon chips to my zucchini bread. We made your Cake Mix Zucchini Bread and added the cinnamon chips instead of chocolate chips. YUMMY!!

Jen July 24, 2008 - 4:57 pm

WOW! I just found so many of your recipes that I wanted to try. Everything looks so good. Great blog.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe July 24, 2008 - 3:43 pm

Congrats on being the saucy chef!
I’ve been overrun with squash this week too.
Thanks for more ideas.

Rhea July 24, 2008 - 8:15 am

Wow, you are the Zucchini Queen!

(I had to look up top to see how to spell zucchini)


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