Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Recipe by hannahactually
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans and line bottom of pans with parchment paper.
  • Chocolate Batter: in bowl of electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar with paddle attachment on medium speed, until light and creamy about 5 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating until each egg is completely incorporated before adding the next and scraping down sides of bowl several times.
  • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, water and vanilla.
  • With mixer on low speed, alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to butter, beginning and ending with flour and beating just until blended.
  • Divide batter between the two pans, shake pans to even tops and set aside.
  • Cocoa Spice Sugar Crust: in another small bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger and cloves.
  • Sprinkle surfaces of both batters with decorating sugar.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa sugar mixture, dividing evenly.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Let cool completely, run thin knife around sides to release breads and remove from pans.
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