Friday, November 28, 2014

Cocoa Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Glaze

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Pumpkin Cocoa Bread with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Glaze
This is another winning flavor combination: pumpkin, chocolate & cranberries!
A few weeks ago I shared with you my favorite pumpkin varieties:
click HERE to view.
I baked those pumpkins and then any leftover I froze to use later - below left is the pie pumpkin and the right is the fairy tale pumpkin variety.
(for this recipe you may use canned unsweetened pumpkin puree if you prefer)

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Printable Recipe
1/2 cup pumpkin (already baked/cooked & pureed)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
Melt the butter & cool until lukewarm.  In a large mixing bowl mix the eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract & sugar until the sugar dissolves.  Now add the pumpkin puree & stir until combined.  Then add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, & salt - stir until combined.  Finally add the cranberries & stir.  Spray or butter a loaf pan and pour the batter into the pan.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a cooling rack & take a knife & gently run along the edges to release the bread from the pan.  Wait for 15 minutes before inverting the bread & removing it from the pan.  While the bread is cooling - make the glaze.

2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons water
Melt butter, add cocoa & water - stir until thickens but DO NOT BOIL (this can be ruined in a matter of seconds).  Remove from the heat and stir in other ingredients until combined & smooth.
I waited until the bread was completely cooled before adding the "glaze" because I like that fudging consistency.  I would wait until you invert the bread before beginning to make this glaze & then spread the top of the bread with this glaze.

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Serve & ENJOY!!

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  1. mouth is watering! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I'm pinning this so I'll have it with all of my recipes. :)

  2. What a delicious looking bread. Can't wait to try it.

  3. This looks wonderful. I love plain pumpkin bread, but anything is better with chocolate! Found this on Tuesdays with a Twist.

  4. YUM! I am not a fan of anything that tastes like pumpkin BUT with chocolate and cranberries it sounds yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 1 for Pumpkin Recipes. Shared.

  5. This does look yummy and I will try it tonight to take to my son's tomorrow! From GGrid!

  6. CONGRATS Angie! Your post is FEATURED at Food Friday 2 for Vegan Recipes from the previous linkup for Pumpkin Recipes.


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