Super Easy Zucchini Bread With Cake Mix

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

WOW!!!! I just made this and had to come rate it for others! I've already eaten 2 muffins! I followed the recipe, and used an orange cake mix, but used only 1/4 cup of sugar and it's delicious. Added the chocolate chips and pecans, but think just the chocolate would be fine. Light, flavorful and fantastic!

lynettezta August 07, 2011

Fantastic...only thing I can add is HAD TO COOK THEM 20 minutes longer. Very moist and tasty!

gospelannie July 08, 2014

Fabulous! I've been craving zucchini bread but wanted an easy recipe. This was great! I didn't follow the recipe exactly but pretty close. I used spice cake mix, used apple sauce instead of butter, omitted the chocolate chips and sugar. I also used egg substitute because 1. that's what I had on hand and 2. prefer to use it when baking, I think it makes cakes more moist. I grated one large zucchini, I didn't measure it so I think it was 2 cups. It made 18 muffins for me. I have a toddler and he gobbled up 2 of them, so I think I will be making this regularly to get extra veggies in his diet. I think I will try adding some grated carrots and some raisins next time too! Love it, thanks for sharing!

pinkturtledove October 09, 2012