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Chocolate Orange Bread

Chocolate Orange Bread Recipe

Whether you’re giving it as an edible gift, bringing to a holiday gathering, or just looking for a delicious dessert, you can’t go wrong with chocolate orange bread.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • The zest of one orange
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup candied orange peel, mined.
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and the orange zest.
  4. Alternate between adding the buttermilk and the dry ingredients, mixing just to combine.
  5. Fold in the candied orange peel and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  7. Package your loaves up using brown paper and string, twine or jute. Make sure to label any allergen ingredients.

Makes one loaf – serves 8-10

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One Response to Chocolate Orange Bread

  1. This looks indescribably delicious. I may have to play around with it and experiment with almond or coconut flour instead of wheat flour. Why not, right? (My husband and kids vote to keep it the way it is and not mess with it though;-)

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