Double Chocolate Loaf

Prepare yourself! This stuff is lethally delicious!! I found the recipe on BrownEyedBaker and she got it from Cookin' Canuck. The color of this bread alone is enough to make you drool. I LOVE this one!
The Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Hershey's Special Dark chips)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.

    Combine the brown sugar, cocoa, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on low speed just to combine.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolk to blend, then add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla; whisk until combined.

    Turn the mixer to low and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.

    Stir in the chopped chocolate by hand using a rubber spatula.

    Give it all a good last stir, making sure to scrap up everything on the bottom and sides and mixing it in. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

    Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Marvel at the color of this rich, scrumptious bread. It's divine! It's blissful! It's easy! It's gone? What the what?! hmmmm, better go make some more!!

    Cookin' Canuck includes the recipe for a peanut butter cream cheese spread to put on it. I didn't make this but here is how she says to do it:
    To make the Cream Cheese Spread: Using a spoon, mix 5 ounces softened cream cheese in a medium bowl until soft and fluffy. Add 2 Tablespoons peanut butter and stir to completely combine, then add 1/3 cup sugar and stir briskly, until incorporated.
    Store the loaf wrapped tightly with plastic wrap at room temperature; store the cream cheese spread covered with plastic wrap (or in an airtight container) in the refrigerator

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