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Chocolate Nut Bread Recipe

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You can't go wrong with my grandmother's chocolaty bread recipe. It tastes as yummy as it looks...it's my most-requested special-occasion bread...and it never lasts long at bake sales.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 251 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts if desired.
  2. Pour into four greased 5-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 mini loaves.
Originally published as Chocolate Nut Bread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 251 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

I used those cute little ceramic bread dishes you see at the holidays. Even after measuring them, the amount of batter filled all four to the top. I should have known better, but proceeded anyway. Batter rose over the top, down the sides, and burned onto the bottom of the oven. The breads however, turned out great - not heavy or overly sweet. So caution to those of you out there who might also like to use decorative bake ware like me - you may need FIVE mini baking dishes (and Do NOT fill loaves to the top.)

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