Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze

A sticky-sweet butterscotch glaze, cranberries, and orange slices top this dense chocolate cake.

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Stand:
25 mins
Bake:
45 mins 350°F
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Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze

Ingredients
1
cup whipping cream
4
ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2
cup unsalted butter, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
3
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2
1
tablespoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1
recipe Butterscotch Glaze, recipe below

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In small saucepan heat whipping cream over medium heat just until hot. Remove from heat; add chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted. Let stand until completely cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in bowl beat 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Add 1 cup brown sugar; beat on high until fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in cooled chocolate mixture until smooth.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda; add to butter mixture. Beat on medium until well-combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in prepared pan; smooth with spatula.
  5. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. While loaf bakes, prepare Butterscotch Glaze. Cool loaf in pan on rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Pour half the Butterscotch Glaze on loaf. Pass remaining glaze. Makes 8 servings.

Butterscotch Glaze

Ingredients

1/2
1
tablespoon lemon juice
3
tablespoons water
3
tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2
cup sliced kumquats
1
tangerine, sliced and seeded
1/4
cup cranberries

Directions

  1. In skillet combine brown sugar, lemon juice, water, and unsalted butter; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Stir in sliced kumquats, tangerine, and cranberries. Cook, stirring frequently, just until kumquats start to soften, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze)
    Per serving:
  • 608 kcal cal.,
  • 34 g fat
  • (20 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 10 g monounsatured fat),
  • 162 mg chol.,
  • 229 mg sodium,
  • 73 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 50 g sugar,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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