November 3, 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

makes 3 loaves.

3-1/2 cups. sugar
1-1/4 cups. vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 can(29 oz) solid pack pumpkin
3 squares(1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-3/4 cups. all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/4 tsp.ground cinnamon
1 to 1-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups.(12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips


      In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in the pumpkin, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; stir into pumpkin mixture just until blended. Stir in chips.
     Transfer to 3 greased 9in.x5in. x3in. loaf pans. Bake at 350F* for 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
   Wrap and freeze for up to 6 months.