Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chocolate Quick Bread/Cake

oh my goodness! It has been too long since I blogged, life's pace is definitely picking up! Despite the craziness of life, I have still found time to bake, I made this cake yesterday after a particularly hectic day at work, and it turned out lovely. Decadent and chocolaty, all those work stresses went right out the window! It's topped with fluffy frosting and mounds of marshmallows and I finished it off by grating dark chocolate over the marshmallows. I actually poured half the batter into the pan, sprinkled on a layer of marshmallows, and topped it with the rest of the batter. I don't recommend this, it really didn't make any difference in the cake, the marshmallows just melted and got sticky. Cake was still good (really good) but a bit sticky around the edges. If you make it, just leave them out, as I did in the recipe below. Next time I make it I'm going to throw a few handfuls of chocolate chips in for an even more intense chocolate flavor. For the frosting use canned or homemade whichever you prefer. I used homemade buttercream leftover from some cupcakes I made for valentines day. I had saved the extra in February by freezing it, all I had to do was thaw it and rewhip it, no problem!

Chocolate Quick Bread
Recipe from
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cups sour milk*
Chocolate shavings

*Sour milk: add 1 tbsp. vinegar to 1 cup milk at room temp. Allow to sit 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
Sift together first five ingredients. Add remaining ingredients.
Combine until just blended. Pour into sprayed 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at for about one hour or until a pick inserted in the middle comes out with just a few crumbs attached. Remove from oven, allow to cool completely. When cooled, remove from pan.
Frost with buttercream or other frosting and top with plenty of marshmallows and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Yummy, that looks like marshmallow heaven!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! Looks delicious! I WILL be making that at some point in my life. I love chocolate too much NOT to.

    Hope you're well, Liz! Hugs from Kansas.

  3. You always have the most beautiful photos.

  4. Thank you Sera! Sometimes they turn out better than others! Dana, I hope Kansas is lots of fun... this was really, really chocolaty, so I bet you'll enjoy!

  5. Looks like sheer chocolate decadence! I'll bookmark it :-)

    Can't think of a way to top it better either

  6. i've never seen anything like this! yum!

  7. Rich and delicious. The marshmallow topping is so cool.

  8. Wow Liz - This looks incredible! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful~ Stephanie Lynn

  9. Liz, I always feel joyful when I see your link-up on "A Little Birdie Told Me..."! Your recipes are always sensational and never disappoint! I like your idea about putting chocolate chips in the middle.

  10. Oh wow, does that look good. Love how the marshmallows are just kind of falling a little bit of everywhere, looks messy and delicious. :-)

  11. Just looking at your blog makes me happy:)