While the popular Chocolate Cinnamon Bread may have left the glass case in your favorite Starbucks, you can now make it at home when you feel a craving.
The following recipe has been doubled. One for now … one for the freezer.
3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs at room temperature
2 cups flour
1 ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup water
1 tsp vanilla
Cocoa Spice Topping
¼ cup granulated sugar
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp dutch processed cocoa
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
¼ cup sparkle sugar (for decorating)
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 F. Grab two 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans and line with parchment paper.
Step 2 – To mix the batter you’ll start with the butter and sugar. Mix these in an electric mixer until light and creamy, around 5 minutes. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until each is fully incorporated. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times to get them fully mixed in.
Step 3 – Grab another bowl and sift together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water. and vanilla. With your mixer on a low speed, begin adding the contents of each bowl to the butter mixture, alternating between the two until your mixture is fully blended, but not overly whipped. Then split your batter between the two pans. If your batter is slightly uneven, you can lightly shake the pan to even out the tops.
Step 4 – My favorite step, and the easiest part of the recipe, make your topping. Just combine the sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger. and cloves. Then evenly layer the decorating sugar over your batter, followed by the spice mixture.
Step 5 – Finally, bake for 45-50 minutes.
Recipe from Starbucks Website.