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Glazed Chocolate Tea Bread

 Glazed Chocolate Tea Bread
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."
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch salt

Directions

  • 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

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Glazed Chocolate Tea Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 239 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.