Cocoa Bread With Stewed Yard Peaches

Cocoa Bread With Stewed Yard Peaches Recipe
More like a chocolate gingerbread without the ginger, this incredibly light bread is perfect topped with stewed fresh or frozen peaches or apples.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; let cool. Whisk in eggs.

Sift together self-rising flour and next 3 ingredients; whisk into molasses mixture, whisking until smooth. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve with warm Stewed Yard Peaches.


January 2005
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