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)
1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup + 2TBSP Lucero Chocolate Olive Oil
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
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
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!