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Double-Chocolate Loaf with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

From the kitchen Brown Eyed Baker. Recipe adapted from Baked Explorations.
Course: Breads, Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cakes and Cupcakes
Servings: 1 9x5-Inch Loaf
Calories: 5623kcal

Ingredients

For The Loaf:

  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate coarsely chopped

For The Cream Cheese Spread:

  • 5 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

For The Loaf:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  • Combine the brown sugar, cocoa, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on low speed just to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolk to blend, then add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla; whisk until combined.
  • Turn the mixer to low and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chopped chocolate by hand using a rubber spatula. Give it all a good last stir, making sure to scrap up everything on the bottom and sides and mixing it in.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the loaf cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To Make The Cream Cheese Spread:

  • Using a spoon, mix the cream cheese in a medium bowl until soft and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and stir to completely combine, then add the sugar and stir briskly, until incorporated.
  • Store the loaf wrapped tightly with plastic wrap at room temperature; store the cream cheese spread covered with plastic wrap (or in an airtight container) in the refrigerator

Nutrition

Serving: 1Loaf | Calories: 5623kcal | Carbohydrates: 699g | Protein: 90g | Fat: 303g | Saturated Fat: 190g | Cholesterol: 705mg | Sodium: 5010mg | Potassium: 4423mg | Fiber: 60g | Sugar: 450g | Vitamin A: 3025IU | Calcium: 1003mg | Iron: 52.2mg