After a string of failed baking experiments yesterday, I was happy to receive this tried and true, grade A+ recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Bread. It’s a loaf pan chocolate cake disguised as quick bread, shared by a reader named Steven. Steven knows I have a lot of recipes for quick breads, but because he’s made this bread three times in the past few day, he said he had to share. Thank you, Steven! Double Chocolate Chip Bread is as good as you promised.
Double Chocolate Chip Bread with Cake Flour
Steven found this recipe over on Barbara’s site. Like the best quick breads, her version uses ingredients that are (generally) readily available. I made the quick bread exactly as written, with the exception of using 312 grams of cake flour in place of all-purpose. We love, love, loved the results. Of course, the dirty little secret is that this is really more of a cake than a bread. I won’t tell if you won’t!
Double Chocolate Chip Bread
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 312 grams
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder 43 grams – I used Callebaut Dutch
- 1/2 tsp salt I used 1 teaspoon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup butter melted (I used unsalted)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla – I used two
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce natural, no-sugar-added, no cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup mini or regular size chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two 9 x 5 loaf pans with nonstick (flour-added) cooking spray. Don’t fill the pans more than 2/3 full.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and applesauce and mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake side by side for about 50 to 55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
I made this for the 2nd time to share with my coworkers. They went nuts for it! I added 1 tsp. of espresso powder and did a mix of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chips. I have a feeling I’ll be baking this “bread” way too often 🙂
Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
Thanks for the reminder of how great this bread is. It’s been too long since I’ve baked it. So fun that Steven loved the recipe enough to want to share it with you and that you loved it too. Thanks for linking to my post.
That looks delicious! I don’t know if I find it encouraging or discouraging that you, too, still have baking disasters!
Just made muffins with this recipe and added walnuts to half of the batter…delicious!!
Thanks Steve and Anna…a keeper!
Sounds delicious and apple sauce probably makes it even more moist. Did you use the mini chocolate chips? I know sometimes the larger chocolate chips sink in cakes.
Since you mention it’s really pretty much a cake, and the ingredients look similar to cake ingredients, do you think one could bake this batter in round cake pans? Looks scrumptious!
Thanks Steven! If Anna gives it an A+, it must be awesome. Looks delicious, seems easy to make, and perfect to serve one loaf now and share the other (or freeze for later).
It’s good to see this worked out! I really like this recipe and I’m glad it wasn’t another failure. I almost think of it as being “healthy” because of the applesauce, but 2 cups of sugar and 1 of butter kind of cancel that out. Either way, it’s delicious.
I love an excuse to eat chocolate in the morning. 🙂