The holiday hostess’ best friend: a superb quick bread made from pantry ingredients and boxed cake mix. Whip it up when you have surprise guests drop by, or bake a few loaves for a homemade gift everyone will love. What kid—or adult—doesn't crave a slice of fresh-baked chocolate breakfast bread? This moist quick bread recipe uses ingredients (and surprise—pumpkin!) you probably already have on hand and is perfect for an afternoon snack!
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For the bread
For the icing
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, pumpkin, applesauce and egg until smooth. Blend in chocolate chips.
- Pour into loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Remove from loaf pan and let cool on wire rack. While bread cools, mix together the butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla for the icing.
- Drizzle icing over the top of the cooled bread.
Tip: Out of eggs? No problem. Omitting the egg will result in a denser, but still delicious, loaf.
Change this chocolate bread into pumpkin bread by substituting spice cake mix for the chocolate cake mix and cinnamon chips for the chocolate chips.