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Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

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This Chocolate Peppermint Loaf is so moist and delicious! It’s so easy to make. This is the perfect Holiday breakfast/dessert for chocolate and peppermint lovers. These loaves also make a fantastic Christmas gift that everyone will rave about.

Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

Ingredients

For Loaf

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C fat free sour cream
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 1/3 C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 C crushed candy canes


Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam spray and set aside
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined
  3. Add in the eggs and sour cream and mix until combined
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix using a whisk
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed until combined
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes and peppermint extract
  7. Batter will be thick so dont worry!
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes
  9. Place loaf pan onto a wire rack and let it cool for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan
  10. 10 minutes before the 30 minutes is up, make the chocolate ganache
  11. Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl
  12. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to boil
  13. Once slightly boiling, pour heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and mix using a whisk until smooth
  14. Pour chocolate ganache over loaf and sprinkle with crushed candy canes!
  15. Enjoy!

Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

Chocolate Peppermint Loaf
 
Ingredients
  • For Loaf
  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C fat free sour cream
  • 1¾ C flour
  • ½ C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ C crushed candy canes
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1⅓ C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ C heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 C crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam spray and set aside
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined
  3. Add in the eggs and sour cream and mix until combined
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix using a whisk
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed until combined
  6. Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes and peppermint extract
  7. Batter will be thick so dont worry!
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes
  9. Place loaf pan onto a wire rack and let it cool for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan
  10. minutes before the 30 minutes is up, make the chocolate ganache
  11. Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl
  12. Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to boil
  13. Once slightly boiling, pour heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and mix using a whisk until smooth
  14. Pour chocolate ganache over loaf and sprinkle with crushed candy canes!
  15. Enjoy!

 

Check out these other Awesome chocolate peppermint Holiday desserts…

Chocolate Peppermint Brownies

Christmas Lasagna Dessert

Red Velvet Peppermint Brownies

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  1. Looks so pretty and delicious!

    I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Nettie
    Mooreorlesscooking.com