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Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

Categories: Breads, Chocolate

Submitted by: Diane Disbrow, St. Louis, Missouri

This chocolate quick bread is made even better when you spread the chocolate honey butter on top! Enjoy some warm right out of the oven.


  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans (optional)
  • Chocolate Honey Butter
    • 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
    • 2 Tbsp. honey
    • 2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup


Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in pecans, if using.

Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake at 350° F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

To prepare the butter: In a small mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add honey and chocolate syrup; mix well. Serve with the bread.

Makes 1 loaf. Recipe by Diane Disbrow, St. Louis, Missouri.