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“From the Country Inn, Ft. Bragg, CA circa 1985. I've made this yummy little cake for's a comforting family favorite.”
1hr 20mins
1 loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter and lightly flour a 9x5" loaf pan.
  3. Grate or chop chocolate until you have slivers and small pieces. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, sour cream and eggs.
  6. Beat well, scraping down bowl as necessary.
  7. Spread half of batter evenly into pan, sprinkle with half grated chocolate and 1/4 t. cinnamon.
  8. Cover with remaining batter, chocolate and cinnamon.
  9. Draw knife through batter a few times to swirl chocolate.
  10. Bake 1 hour (or less, be careful) until toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.

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