Chocolate Nut Bread
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makes4 mini loaves
- 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
- 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.
- Pour into four greased 5x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Jan 6, 2016
It wasn't very sweet. Sort of bland.. Not enough chocolate. I added more chocolate squares but still not enough of a chocolate taste. I threw in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the batter. It turned out okay. Don't waste your time. It was a waste of 2 sticks of butter, 5 eggs and buttermilk.
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.)