Glazed Chocolate Tea Bread Recipe
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Glazed Chocolate Tea Bread Recipe

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From Carver, Massachusetts, Dorothy Bateman reveals, "Applesauce is the secret ingredient that makes this cake-like loaf so moist. It's a success whenever I serve it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 239 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine applesauce, shortening, eggs, water and sugar; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Combine dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high for 2-1/2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Chocolate Tea Bread in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p18

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ally23_99 User ID: 1006695 201885
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"One of my favorites to make in small loaves and give to our neighbors at Christmastime"

alice25 User ID: 507457 45432
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"I make muffins instead of bread, they are soooo good. I make them a lot."

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