CAPPUCCINO CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF

CAPPUCCINO CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF

This Cappuccino chocolate chip loaf is really delicious.  It’s sweet, and moist, and just melts in your mouth.  It’s simple to make, and you can serve it for breakfast, as a snack, or after dinner, so it’s really a perfect anytime treat.  It bakes up beautifully, and the frosting really sets this bread apart, with it’s coffee flavors, and mini chocolate chips to top.  You’re going to love this one.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
3 cups of flour

2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 sticks of butter – softened
2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 Tablespoon of Starbuck’s Caramel Dolce instant coffee

1 teaspoon of Espresso powder

3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips

FOR THE FROSTING:
2 sticks of butter – softened
Sweetened Condensed Milk – 8 ounces
4 teaspoons of Instant coffee1 teaspoon of hot water

TO TOP:
1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips – Sprinkle over Frosting


HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
First, grease and flour a loaf pan, and set aside.  In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, and sugar, and mix until whipped, and light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, and mix well.  Add the Vanilla, Starbuck’s instant coffee and espresso powder, and mix until well blended.  With mixer off, add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix on low until blended.  Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blend again until completely mixed.  Remove mixing bowl from mixer, and fold in the mini chocolate chips.  Pour batter into the greased and floured loaf pan, and place in the oven at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  When loaf is baked, remove to a wire rack to completely cool. 

Make the frosting:  In the mixing bowl, add the butter, and whip with the whisk attachment until the butter is almost white in color, light, and really fluffy.  Add the Sweetened condensed milk, and blend well.  Add the teaspoon of HOT water to the instant coffee to form a paste.  Add the coffee paste to the mixing bowl, and blend until completely mixed.  Frost the loaf with the frosting, and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

Slice the loaf in one inch pieces, serve, and Enjoy!
Makes approximately 12 slices
NOTE: Check the loaf after about 35 minutes, with a toothpick, and continue to check about every 5 minutes for done-ness as not to over bake the loaf.

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