Applesauce Cocoa Bread

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Bread: In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Add shortening, eggs and applesauce; beat just until blended.
  4. Stir in pecans.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Prepare Vanilla Glaze; drizzle over bread.
  9. Vanilla Glaze: In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk.

Yield: 1 standard loaf; 1/4 cup glaze

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