Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread


Cinnamon and Dutch chocolate pair for an extremely rich, indulgent flavor. The texture of this chocolate-cinnamon bread is very similar to pound cake.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together into a bowl. Whisk buttermilk, water, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl.

  3. Combine butter and sugar in a third, large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until egg is completely incorporated. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk mixture, beating batter briefly after each addition until just blended. Divide batter evenly between the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
16g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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