With a few simple ingredients, you can satisfy your chocolate cravings with this Easy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Bread.
Very similar to chocolate pound cake, this is a subtly sweet, old-fashioned chocolate quick bread.
Frequently Asked Questions about 4 Ingredient Chocolate Bread
What should I use if I can’t find self-rising flour?
If you don’t have self-rising flour on hand or can’t find in any your grocery store, making some is easy. The ratio is 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt for every 1 cup of self-rising flour.
Can I use almond butter or peanut butter in place of the hazelnut spread?
I don’t recommend it. While those nut butters might be similar in texture and consistency to hazelnut spread, they don’t contain nearly as much sugar. Because this quick bread recipe doesn’t call for any added sugar, all of the sweetness is coming from the spread. If you were to try to swap in a nut butter, you’d need to add somewhere between 3/4 cup and 1 1/4 cups sugar to sweeten the bread.
Can I use an electric mixer to make this bread?
While I didn’t test it that way, it should be ok. I do recommend being careful not to “overbeat.” One of the struggles of baking with self-rising flour is that you can’t control the amount of leavening, since it’s already in the flour. If you overbeat the batter and incorporate too much air, it’s possible the bread might spill over the pan.
Is this recipe easy enough for a beginner baker?
Yes! In fact, most recipes (if not all) on this site are!!
Do I have to use Nutella or can I use a different brand?
I used both Nutella and the ALDI version in recipe testing. Both work equally well.
Can I use egg whites in place of whole eggs?
No. You need both the egg white and egg yolk for this easy recipe to work.
Can I substitute a yellow or chocolate cake mix for the self-rising flour?
I didn’t test it but I have a sneaking suspicion it might work IF you only use the same weight of cake mix as the recipe calls for in self-rising flour (which means you’ll have some cake mix leftover.) Because the cake mix is sweetened, the loaf will likely be much sweeter.
If I want this bread to be sweeter, can I add sugar?
Yes. You can add up to 1/2 cup, but no more. Adding more than that will cause the bread to overflow when baked.
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