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A lovely quick loaf that is just that, quick. I love that the fat is heart healthy olive oil instead of sat fat butter. To make it usable for myself I used Splenda for the sugar, soured fat free milk with vinegar to replace the reg buttermilk and used 2 tbs of Dutch cocoa instead of the chocolate syrup. It was the addition of the cinnamon in the chocolate portion that brought this recipe up to a 5 for me. That's a wonderful addition, don't skip it or reduce the amount. It makes the recipe.
I'm giving five stars for easy and for the look of the finished product...I didn't get to try any because I gave it all away as xmas gifts. I made it in four mini loaf pans. It was really quick and easy to prepare I sprinkled some milk/white chocolate swirled chips between the layers. I topped it with green/white and red/white swirled chips and drizzled melted chocolate over the top: 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon oil melted in the microwave, stirring at 20 second intervals until smooth, then put in a baggy with a corner snipped off to create a decorating bag. It smelled delicious and looked like it came from a specialty bakery.