Saturday, May 4, 2013

Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

If you like chocolate and cinnamon, this is the recipe for you! I put this together late one night so Don would have a breakfast snack the next morning. He liked it! I took the 'leftovers' to school and everyone liked it there, too.

Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon Bread


3/4 cups of room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Dutch processed)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Topping:

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons course sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of cloves
1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°.  Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan (or line one with parchment paper or a foil sling, which  makes for a much easier removal)

In a mixer, cream butter and sugar for FIVE minutes until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until just combined.

With mixer on low, add buttermilk until mixed well (but not over-mixed.)  Pour into prepared loaf pan.

Mix topping ingredients by hand and sprinkle over the top of the loaf.  Bake for about an hour (start checking at 45 minutes) and when a toothpick comes out clean, it's done!

 

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