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Chocolate Cranberry Loaves Recipe


These little loaves will make great stocking stuffers or tasty coffee break treats!
Makes: 6 cranberry loaves.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cavities with non-stick vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs until thick and lemon colored. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, mixing just until moistened. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips. Divide batter among cavities. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool on rack 5 minutes. Turn loaves out of pan; cool thoroughly.

Step 2

Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. To decorate, tint portion of fondant green, leave remaining portion white. Roll out fondant following package directions. Cut tree and snow shapes for each loaf. Moisten back of shapes with small amount of water and position on loaf.

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1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate ((melted and slightly cooled))

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Kelly Green Icing Color

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Chocolate Cranberry Loaves is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe produces a very moist and tasty cake/loaf. I liked the texture of the cranberries and the mini chocolate chips. I piped on different "X-Mas" messages and had them as parting take home presents. I received numerous thank you's and that they were delicious. So they were very will received by my friends.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I personally thought the cranberry taste was a little overpowering, but the semi-sweet chocolate balanced it out a little. It's very cute tho! You can make it simpler by just sprinking powdered sugar over the top then dusting with cinnamon, which still looks really good.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We all really loved this recipe. Nice, moist bread with a deep chocolate flavor brightened by the burst of cranberry! Had a great time baking and then decorating. None of the loaves made it to the gift basket as we ate them all. I'll be making more this week.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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