This double chocolate quick bread is decadent, moist and fudgy! It is absolutely irresistible when topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting!
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This double chocolate quick bread is a peacemaker. My son and husband are in a little dispute. My son and his friend have drawn up plans and began “construction” on a fort near the edge of our yard. My husband is not happy about said fort. I’m torn. On the one hand, I am so proud of the boys. They have drawn plans and diagrams with exact dimensions. They’ve planned materials and estimated costs and have enjoyed the creativity, camaraderie and the labor. On the other hand, I do not want a cinder block fort in my yard. It will be more expensive than they realize and my son moves quickly from one passion to the next.
My son is like a heavy rain beating down on a steep, muddy hill. He will relentlessly ask us if he can have his way to build the fort. He will either erode our resolve and we will give in or our calm demeanor will rapidly slide away and we will start yelling at him to stop all the madness. That is why I’ve determined this double chocolate quick bread was in order. Perhaps we can all sit down calmly and discuss the pros and cons. I don’t think anyone can be mad if they have a mouthful of decadent chocolate bread in their mouths. Fudgy chocolate and creamy peanut butter do nothing but make people smile. As I said, this bread is a peacemaker.
I have to be honest with you, this chocolate quick bread is truly dessert. It is similar to these caramel macchiato chocolate muffins or this double chocolate zucchini bread meaning it is rich and fudgy (especially with that double chocolate). But it is covered in a creamy, fluffy Jif Peanut Butter Frosting by Pillsbury™ instead. This frosting is so good you’ll want to buy two! You can easily find the frosting in the baking aisle (I found mine at my local Kroger store, along with Pillsbury™ Peanut Frosting made with real ®Jif Peanut Butter (honestly, either flavor would work for this recipe).
Quick breads are well, quick. You don’t even need a mixer (stand or hand held) to make this recipe. You need two bowls, one good spoon, and a bread pan! On the topic of loaf pans, I used an 8 x 4-inch pan which allowed for a nice dome to form, but a 9 x 5-inch pan would work as well. Your bread will be smaller.
This chocolate bread recipe uses sour cream and vegetable oil. Both work to keep the bread nice and moist. I added chocolate chips as well. The extra chocolate gives this recipe the fudgy taste I’ve been mentioning. If you are a big peanut butter fan, then chopped peanut butter cups or peanut butter chips would be fabulous in place of the chocolate chips!
As you can see, the peanut butter frosting makes this chocolate bread an acceptable form of dessert. I’ve read a quote once that said cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles. Maybe this quick bread is bread that believed it could be cake! No matter what, it’s delicious!
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- 1 ¾ cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 11 oz container Pillsbury™ Peanut Butter Frosting.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8 x 4-inch bread pan and set aside.
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs, and oil. Stir in the vanilla. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into the prepared pan (batter will be thick) and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool bread completely before frosting.
Amount Per Serving Calories 0 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 0mg Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 0g