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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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.