Chocolate Buttermilk Bread

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A moist and tangy dessert bread made with buttermilk and pecans. When cool, it is frosted with a buttery chocolate pecan icing.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x5 inch loaf

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup margarine

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 5 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees F). Grease only the bottom of a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the buttermilk. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the buttermilk mixture until moistened. Mix in 1/3 cup pecans. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes in the preheated oven, until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. Combine the margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and mix in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup pecans. Spread on top of the cooled loaf.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

500 Calories
23g Fat
73g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 500
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 192mg 4%

* 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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