Mmmmm Chocolate Walnut Bread. I know some of you saw my Instagram photo yesterday. It was just as tasty as it looked, fresh basked out of the oven. I thought I'd share the recipe and details with all of you here.
A couple of weeks ago, my awesome rep for Moonstruck Chocolates hand delivered some samples of Moonstruck's Drinking Chocolate by Sunshine Dairy to my door after I was unable to attend a tasting event they had while I was traveling out of the country. I thought I'd try the drinking chocolate in a modified version of a recipe they suggested. Totally worth it, by the way.This post contains affiliate links, meaning that when you click on a link that we recommend, we may receive a teeny weeny commission if you purchase a product. We wouldn’t be doing our job to pay the bills if we didn’t monetize somehow!
And it's fall, so baking is a must. I love the way baking warms the house and makes my house smell delightful. Plus, who doesn't want to bake with chocolate. Oh, and the drinking chocolate is fabulous in coffee, by the way.
For loaf pans, you can use any loaf pan you want, but I used my awesome new Bronze Finish Nordic Ware Pumpkin Loaf Pan from my Sur la Table Excursion at the IFBC conference because it's beautiful and it's seriously one of the best loaf pans I own. I used my Gingerbread Loaf Pan for my second loaf pan. I bought a version of this years ago and it's still a rockstar. I still greased the pan a smidge, because I'm not daring enough to try baking without greasing at all, but the bread literally just falls out of the pan the coating is that incredible. I can't imagine ever buying other decorative loaf pans. I doubt they hold a candle to these.. If you bake, you know Sur la Table is THE place for incredible bakeware.
Chocolate Walnut Bread
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup Sunshine Dairy drinking chocolate
- 1 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease two loaf pans
- In a mixing bowls, sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowls, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Blend in flour mixture slowly.
- Add oil and mix well.
- Mix in eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
- Slowly add in drinking chocolate and mix until just blended.
- Add 1/2 cup of the walnuts into wet mixture.
- Pour mixture into loaf pans and sprinkle remaining walnuts on top.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until bread turns golden brown and cake tester or knife comes out clean.
Note: if you use a decorative pan like I did, skip the walnuts on top, as the”top” becomes the bottom.