Applesauce Cocoa Bread

Applesauce Cocoa Bread

1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Vanilla Glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Add shortening, eggs and applesauce; beat just until blended. Stir in pecans.

Spoon mixture into prepared pan.

Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare Vanilla Glaze; drizzle over bread.

Vanilla Glaze
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons milk

In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk. Yields 1/4 cup glaze.

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