Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Swirl Loaf image Image by: Chocolate Chunk Cinnamon Swirl Loaf image Author: Canadian Living

This indulgent loaf blends semisweet chocolate chunks with a surprising kick of cinnamon. The spiced swirl melts into a gooey interior and the crunchy streusel topping takes it up a notch.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each baking soda cinnamon and salt
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 225 g semisweet chocolate (about 8 oz), chopped
Cinnamon Streusel:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
Cinnamon Swirl:
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Method

Cinnamon Streusel: In small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of buttermilk. Fold in chocolate.

Cinnamon Swirl: In small bowl, stir together sugar, butter and cinnamon to form paste. Set aside. Scrape half of the batter into parchment paper–lined 9- x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan, spreading to edges. Spoon half of the Cinnamon Swirl over top; using butter knife, gently swirl to create marble effect. Scrape remaining batter over top, spreading to edges; gently swirl in remaining Cinnamon Swirl. Top with Cinnamon Streusel.

Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 65 to 70 minutes. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes; turn out onto rack to cool completely. Peel off parchment paper.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 299 mg
  • Sugars 37 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 427.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Potassium 144 mg
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 58 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 22.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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