Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chocolate Surprise Loaf Recipe #HolidayButter

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'Tis the season for baking!!  With the cold weather and the holidays coming up I actually want to be in the kitchen and bake! This year for my neighbor gifts I want to make some yummy treats.  Since I'm not an avid baker I needed some good ideas on what to make for a neighbor gift.  Land O' Lakes has an awesome brochure filled with some great recipes that are perfect for gift giving.  I saw the chocolate surprise loaf and I knew that I wanted to it out try.  They just look so cool!
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I went shopping for the ingredients at Walmart.  I found several different kinds of Land O' Lakes butter there.  I picked up some salted and unsalted butter sticks.  I'm always using it for the #HolidayButter.

This is what you'll need for the chocolate loaf:
1 frozen pound cake
1 stick Land O' Lakes butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 oz semi sweet chocolate bar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
For the glaze:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp milk

Makes 2 8x3 inch loaves or 3 6x3 inch loaves.
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1) To make the inside of the loaf, cut the pound cake into 1/2"slices and then cut out 2 shapes for each slice.  Put aside.
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2) In a mixer, mix brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.  Then add melted chocolate and sour cream.  Continue to mix until it's completely mixed.
3) Add remaining ingredients and then mix until smooth.
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4) Put 1/2 cup of the batter into the bottom of a greased 8x3 pan.  Then place the shapes across the pan, lining them up and gently pushing them into the batter.  Then put the remaining batter over top the of the pound cake.  
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5) Bake in oven for 35 minutes at 375 degrees.  While it is cooking, mix together powdered sugar and milk to make glaze.
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I tied it up with some baker's twine and added a little tag.  This is perfect for a neighbor gift.  I can't wait to give it away!  
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It's so cool when you cut into it and find a fun shape.  It's a fun surprise!
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This recipe was super tasty!  It was very moist and just yummy.  I could eat the whole thing myself :).
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Do you love baking for the holidays?  Would you like to win  $250 gift card to Walmart?  To enter you will need to:
1) Follow Land O' Lakes on Pinterest
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4) Visit the Holiday Treats Board and share your favorites.

1 winner will be selected at random. Contest runs now until 1/14/14.  Only one entry per person.

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Patty Woodland said...

This was a fun recipe to make. I can just imagine the smiles when the cake is cut open.

Kristy S said...

That is just so creative and how beautiful it turned out too as a gift! #client