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Chocolate Date Loaf II

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"For chocolate lovers! This is a great bread - moist and rich. My mom served it at my bridal shower, and I now love making it for friends at the holidays."
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1 h 20 m servings 224
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9x5 inch loaf)


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  1. Place dates in a small bowl with boiling water and baking soda. Let stand until cooled. Melt chocolate chips with margarine in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave. Stir frequently until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg and stir in sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in the melted chocolate and date mixtures. Combine the flour and baking powder, and stir into the date mixture until just blended. Scrape into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan. Let stand for 20 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Wrap in aluminum foil, and refrigerate overnight, as the loaf will cut better on the second day.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 7.5 38.3 3.2 16 332 Full nutrition

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I made this as a thank you to an office mate. They loved it. He said at Thanksgiving it was the first thing to be eaten. I am making it for all of my Christmas baskets.

This loaf uses a very unfamiliar preparation technique so I was concerned about my chances of success with it. It turned out just ok. My main criticism would be that isn't as moist as some loave...

I followed the recipe exactly as is, and it was FABULOUS. Rich and chocolatey!!

This is a tasty little treat, but I cooked it in a glass loaf pan, and I'd say reduce the cooking temp to 325F and cooking time to about 35 minutes or so. The inside is a little sad, and the out...

Easy, moist, not too sweet, the kids loved it and didn't even notice the dates. I left the nuts out.