This chocolate bread is sweet and has a rich chocolate flavor. Unlike most quick breads, it doesn’t require any butter or oil. It’s easy to make and takes only about ten minutes to prepare. The batter can be mixed by hand, so you don’t even need a mixer.
I love anything flavored with chocolate so I wanted to create any easy chocolate quick bread recipe. I love that you don’t need a mixer to make this bread. You can enjoy this bread on its own or add your favorite spread. I also like spreading whipped cream and fresh strawberries on it.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Self-Rising Flour
- Condensed Milk
Unsweetened cocoa powder: You can use either natural or dutch process cocoa powder. I used dutch process.
Self-Rising flour: Self-rising flour already has baking powder and salt added to it. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own. I explain how to do so in the recipe notes.
Condensed milk: This recipe uses full fat sweetened condensed milk.
Bread Texture and Sweetness
This bread has a texture like many quick breads. It is a cross between bread and cake. The crumbs is tight and the texture is a little firmer than regular cake.
Because this is a bread, I did not make this as sweet as cake. It is sweet, but there is room to add additional sweetness either through a spread when eating it or adding some chocolate chips to the batter.
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- 1/4 cup (28 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup (95 g) self-rising flour
- 1 1/4 cup (380 g) sweetened condensed milk or one 14-oz can (see notes)
- 3 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and flour until evenly combined. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add condensed milk and eggs. Whisk until uniform and smooth. Add in flour. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- 1 1/4 cups is the amount contained in one 14-oz can of condensed milk (14 oz refers to the weight).
- To make your own self-rising flour, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Measure out 3/4 cup for the recipe.
- I have only tested this with regular (full fat) sweetened condensed milk. I don't know if it will work with fat free condensed milk.
- This bread is sweet but not super sweet so that you can eat it with your favorite spread. You can also add chocolate chips to the batter for a sweeter bread.
- I do not have a substitute for the eggs at this time.
- You can use a 9 x 5 baking pan but your bread will not bake up as high. You will likely also need to reduce baking time.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.