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Buttermilk Chocolate Bread

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in pecans. Bake in greased miniature loaf pans for approximately 20-25 minutes. Pour into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Marilyn Null
Erie



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