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Chocolate Bread

Yield Makes 8-10 thick slices 1x
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutes

An easy one bowl Chocolate Bread filled with chocolate chips.


  • 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar*
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) buttermilk*
  • 110 grams (3/4 cup) chocolate chips


  1. Grease and line your 9 x 5 inch baking tin with baking or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder. Add sugars and gently stir.
  3. In the microwave, heat the butter in a large heatproof bowl until just melted, stirring in between 20 second bursts. Add your vanilla and eggs to your  butter and whisk gently until combined.
  4. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, add wet ingredients along with buttermilk. Very gently fold the mixture using a spatula or wooden spoon until the mixture is just combined – be careful not to over mix. Add 75 grams (1/2 cup) of chocolate chips to the batter.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared tin and sprinkle extra 35 grams (1/4 cup) of chocolate chips on top. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.


*You can use granulated sugar instead of caster sugar. Read more about caster sugar here.

*You can make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of regular, whole or full fat milk. Leave for a minute or two and then use as normal.

Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: CakeCuisine: American
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