Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chocolate Tea Bread

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup canola oil
4 large eggs
2/3 cup water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Watkins cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz. = 1 package)
2/3 cup chopped walnuts ( optional)

Glaze (optional)
1/2 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 - 2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp.Watkins vanilla
pinch salt

Preheat oven 350°. In a large mixing bowl combine applesauce, oil, eggs water, and sugar.
Beat well. Combine dry ingredients and add to applesauce mixture.
Beat well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
Pour into 2 greased 9X5X3" loaf pans.
Bake 350° for 60-70 minutes.
Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing and then finish cooling on a wire rack.

Leave as is or drizzle with glaze or just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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