Friday, August 21, 2009

Foodie Friday: Chocolate Cherry Loaf

When I saw this recipe in the new Rachael Ray magazine it was love at first sight. I made it to share with my family this past weekend. We all enjoyed it, especially with a scoop of ice cream on top. (Cause you know that a decadent chocolate dessert just isn't enough.)

-1 3/4 c flour
-1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 1/2 t baking powder
-1/2 t salt
-1/4 t baking soda
-20 oz frozen, pitted cherries, thawed and drained
-1 c sugar
-1/2 c sour cream
-3 large eggs
-6 T butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries and the sugar. Using a potato masher, crush the cherries. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Whisk in the sour cream and eggs. Stir in the flour mixture.
3. Stir in the butter. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, then bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool int he pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

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