Chocolate Spice Bread

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Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

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For those of us who can never get enough chocolate, here’s an easy quick bread that’s packed with chocolate flavor. Watch this carefully toward the end of the baking time and make sure to remove it from the oven as soon as it’s ready. Overbaking will make the bread very dry.


  • cups all-purpose flour (spoon flour into a dry-measure cup and level off)
  • cup, alkalized (Dutch process) cocoa powder, sifted after measuring</


  1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and spices in a mixing bowl; stir well to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to break them up, then whisk in the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Continue whisking for a minute, or until the mixture lightens. Whisk in the butt