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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Chocolate Bread with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread

I'm pretty sure that somewhere along the line in this blog, I have mentioned how much I love chocolate and peanut butter together. In fact, I'm pretty sure Ive mentioned it more than once. So I will just say it again. "I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together." This bread was really great. It's more of a dark chocolate tasting bread and the peanut butter cream cheese, just makes it even more fantastic. I think when I go to bed tonight, I will already be imagining this as my breakfast. It has eggs and milk, so I will just pretend that it's a wholesome breakfast! Hey...a girl can dream can't she?
*Sorry for the dark picture. My camera is not in cooperative mode these days and may just have to be replaced!!
Original recipe from:
 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2  cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 ounces dark chocolate chips 

For the spread: 

5 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 350°
 Butter a 9x5-inch loaf pan; set aside.
Combine the brown sugar, cocoa, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolk to blend, then add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Place your dry ingredients into the mixer and turn it on low just to combine the ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, making sure all the sides have been scraped down and everything is mixed thoroughly together.  
Pour the batter into the buttered loaf pan and bake for 45 min to 1 hour, 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: Mix the cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar together in a bowl with a spoon until it is soft and fluffy. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

    1 comment:

    1. This is how you experiment your brilliant cooking ideas waiting to be unleashed. You can never go wrong with making dessert along with cheese spread. It’s like cheese is always on the go. Way to go with this one, Joni! Continue to discover fresh and yummier delectable desserts!