Chocolate Tea Bread

Chocolate Tea Bread

1/2 c butter — softened
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 tblsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c walnuts — chopped
1/3 c miniature chocolate chips — semisweet

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Combine flour, cocoa, soda, salt, and cinnamon; sift together. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture, blending well; add vanilla. Stir in sour cream, walnuts, and chocolate morsels.

Spoon batter into two greased and floured 7-1/2 x 3 x 2-inch loaf pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans. and cool completely on a wire rack.

Yield: 2 loaves

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