You are going to love this Chocolate Fudge Swirled Pumpkin Bread! It has layers of rich, fudgy chocolate swirled into a moist pumpkin bread. It’s the best chocolate fudge swirled pumpkin bread you will ever have.
What’s better than a rich, fudgy, chocolate mixed with a sweet moist pumpkin bread!? Pumpkin bread is pretty amazing in itself but add a rich chocolate fudge swirl to it and the combination is irresistible.
Is it fair to call this breakfast when it really tastes like dessert? I’m pretty sure that calling it pumpkin bread qualifies it for breakfast but this bread makes an amazing dessert.
How To Make Chocolate Fudge Swirled Pumpkin Bread:
As much as you may love your stand mixer or even your electric hand mixer, do not use either of them for this recipe. This pumpkin bread will be so much better and more tender if you mix the ingredients by hand.
The secret to success with this recipe is to only mix the batter until the dry ingredients are moist and just barely combined. Our recipe uses a two bowl process called the “muffin method”. This method of mixing minimizes how much the batter is mixed. The goal here is to prevent gluten development which will make a tough bread. If you mix the batter until it is smooth, it has been over-mixed. You want to see some lumps in the batter and it should seem like it needs another stir or two.
Chocolate Fudge Swirled Pumpkin Bread
Make the Chocolate Fudge layer:
Prepare the chocolate fudge layer first so it has a chance to cool down while you make the pumpkin bread batter. It’s super-simple, just pour hot cream over the chopped chocolate and stir it until all the chocolate is melted. Stir in the cocoa powder for a super-intense chocolate flavor and extra structure then let it sit to cool.
Mixing Method for Tender Chocolate Fudge Swirled Pumpkin Bread:
- Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and whisk them together (you don’t want to bite into a lump of salt or baking soda).
- Mix all the wet ingredients together in a second bowl.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and GENTLY fold them together with a spatula.
It’s really that simple but it so much easier to say than to do. The biggest problem people have when making quick bread or muffins is to over-mix the batter. Don’t stir the batter… fold it!! Only fold the batter until all the large pockets of flour are gone and stop while you still have some small lumps. Those lumps will dissipate while the bread is cooking.
Putting it all Together:
- First of all, put a layer of pumpkin bread batter on the bottom of two bread loaf pans. You will want them to be 8- 1/2 by 4- 1/2 inches.
- Next, dollop the chocolate fudge mixture on top of the pumpkin layer.
- Give the chocolate fudge a good swirl but don’t mix it in all the way.
- Repeat one more layer of pumpkin and chocolate.
The hardest part of making this bread is waiting until it is cool enough to slice!
Video: Chocolate Fudge Swirled Pumpkin Bread
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Heat oven to 350° F. Grease two loaf pans (8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches each) MAKE THE FUDGE SWIRL MAKE THE PUMPKIN BREAD BATTER
FOR THE FUDGE SWIRL
Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per ServingCalories 174 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 28mg Sodium 140mg Carbohydrates 23g Fiber 1g Sugar 12g Protein 3g
Heat oven to 350° F. Grease two loaf pans (8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches each)
MAKE THE FUDGE SWIRL
MAKE THE PUMPKIN BREAD BATTER