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Chocolate Walnut Loaf Recipe

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This Chocolate Walnut Loaf Recipe makes a rich chocolate cake style loaf with bits of walnuts inside.

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What do I do when the outside world is in an uproar and we are on the verge of quarantine? It’s cooking or baking of course. Today I did both which not only kept me busy but kept us pretty happy too. No matter what happens outside, I hope this recipe finds you well and wanting to make the most of each day. Starting with what’s to eat.

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What You’ll Need To Make A Chocolate Walnut Loaf:

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 stick of softened salted butter

1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ½ cups of sugar

1 tsp of baking powder

3 eggs

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of baking soda

1/2 cup of milk

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Begin by preheating oven to 350°F/177°C.

In a large bowl cream the sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and egg together.

eggs being poured into mixer bowl

In a separate bowl combine everything but the walnuts. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in the larger bowl. Stir until everything is combined.

Chop the walnuts into small bits (as pictured).

chopped walnuts on a cutting board

Once done, add the walnuts and stir to combine them.

batter with walnuts being added

Pour your batter into a waiting buttered and floured loaf pan.

chocolate walnut loaf batter inside loaf pan

Bake for approximately 55 – 60 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into the center and remove it cleanly. Let cool, then slice and serve.

chocolate walnut loaf recipe sliced up on a white plate

Baking Tips:

To prevent the cake from sinking in the middle when baking, sift the flour and cocoa powder. This will also prevent clumps in your cake batter.

Tools You May Need:

loaf pan

stand mixer (optional)

FAQ For Chocolate Walnut Loaf Recipe

Can I freeze a loaf?

Yes you can. The trick to freezing is using a good ziplock bag with a good seal and making sure you push all the air out. I do this by folding it over and then closing the bag. You will want to make sure you allow the bread to completely cool off before placing in your ziplock bag and into the freezer.

To thaw, you will just take it out about 2 hours prior to when you want eat it or serve it.

Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter?

You can. Use the same amount of oil specified as the butter.

If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it 5 stars!

sliced up chocolate walnut loaf on a plate

Chocolate Walnut Loaf

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A rich chocolatey cake style loaf with walnuts baked in

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa
  • 1 ½ cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsps of vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of softened salted butter
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/177°C
  2. In a large bowl cream the sugar,milk, butter, vanilla and egg together.
  3. In a separate bowl combine everything but the walnuts.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in the larger bowl. Stir until everything is combined.
  5. Once done, add the walnuts and stir to combine them.
  6. Pour your batter into a buttered and floured loaf dish.
  7. Bake for approximately 55 - 60 minutes or until you can stick a toothpick into the center and remove it cleanly. 

Notes

Sifting the flour together with the other dry ingredients will ensure a consistant batter and help prevent the cake from sinking in the middle when baked.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 7g

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