I came across this recipe on Pinterest and was instantly interested in giving it a try. I actually found the recipe for the chocolate bread itself to be absolutely delicious and I would make again and just add some chocolate chips. However, you add a whole other element when you add the swirl of cream cheese to this bread.
I made this last weekend and this bread was loved by all. I was a little surprised that it didn't rise for me as well as I thought it should have but it still tasted amazing! I definitely recommend giving this bread a try next time you need a little treat and you won't be disappointed!
I got this recipe from http://omgchocolatedesserts.com/cream-cheese-chocolate-bread/
For Cream Cheese Swirl:
- 3 oz cream cheese-softened
- 1 Tablespoon sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
For Chocolate Batter:
- 1¼ cups flour
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter- softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° , spray 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 Tablespoon sour cream, 1 Tablespoon sugar and vanilla, until smooth, set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a small bowl combine buttermilk and sour cream.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, than add in egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Reduce speed to low and add half of flour mixture and beat to combine.
Add sour cream and buttermilk mixture, beat to combine and then add remaining flour mixture.
First pour just half the batter into pan, than dollop with cream cheese mixture and swirl with a knife , top with remaining chocolate batter and smooth using spatula.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from a pan and cool completely on wire rack.