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Chocolate Lovers Delight

September 4, 2012

If you're a fan of chocolate then you'll love this recipe. I don't anyone could fit more chocolate into a recipe!

Chocolate Lovers Delight

(Makes 4 mini loaves)

Chocolate Lovers Delight

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided

1/4 cup + 2TBSP Lucero Chocolate Olive Oil

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

2 tsp vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

Chocolate, Chocolate Glaze:

1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

2 1/4 tsp Lucero Chocolate Olive Oil

2 to 3 tsp half-and-half cream

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Directions:

BREAD: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, mix olive oil and brown sugar until light, fluffy, and grainy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Next, add applesauce and vanilla; mix and set aside. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.

Evenly pour the batter into 4 greased mini-loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a wire racks.

GLAZE: Melt chocolate chips and olive oil in a small  saucepan; slowly stir in cream. Remove from  heat and mix in in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt. Drizzle over warm breads. Cool completely (or not) and enjoy!

-Inspired by and photo courtesy of hungryhuntleys.blogspot.com.


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