cappucino bread

Trying to get yourself ready for the day amongst the chatter of young children, the moodiness of a teenager and a spouse that can't seem to find the car keys is enough to make you want to pull your hair out! Getting any number of children, backpacks, lunches and maybe a spouse out the door is no easy task. Wouldn't it be nice to take a few minutes, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy a slice of homemade sweet bread? A cup of caffeine and a slice of chocolate cappuccino bread can bring a much need energy boost to start your day off right.

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Chocolate cappuccino bread simply wouldn't be as delicious without the addition of our Ugandan vanilla beans. Ugandan vanilla beans are very high in Vanillin making them the perfect choice for rich chocolate breads and desserts. The addition of espresso in this bread enhances the chocolate and intense vanilla flavor of the Ugandan bean, making each bite a delightful experience.

Chocolate cappuccino bread is relatively simple to make, it can be made days ahead and frozen for future use and is very portable for those days when you just don't seem to have the time to sit down and savor. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cappuccino Bread


  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup water (warm)
  • 2 tbsp. instant espresso granules
  • 1 Ugandan Vanilla Bean (split and scraped)
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Demerara sugar


In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
In a small cup mix together the instant espresso and warm water. Add the espresso mixture, applesauce and vanilla bean scrapings to the mixer. Beat until combined.
In a separate bowl whisk together the remaining dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients and beat until all ingredients are mixed together. Add the chocolate chips, beat to incorporate.
Spray a 9x5 loaf pan and spoon mixture into the pan. Sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature and remove from pan.