Amish Friendship Chocolate Bread
This is a great variation to the traditional Amish Friendship Bread. It's like eating chocolate cake. This bread freezes well and makes a great gift.
two 9 x 5-inch loaves (24 servings)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with Pan Release or cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chocolate pudding. Make a well in the center of this mixture. Add Amish friendship bread starter, vegetable oil, milk, eggs and vanilla extract; mix well. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.