Cinnamon Chocolate Bread

‘Tis the season…the season for amazing and decadent baked goods.  I always LOVE baking this time of year and am always on the search for something good…and I think I am on to something. Have you ever tried Chocolate Cinnamon Bread? I love the Cinnamon Chocolate combination. Wow!  So delicious!



I found this Starbucks recipe while searching online for Chocolate Cinnamon Bread.  I have never been in a Starbucks store or had one of their drinks {gasp…except one time when my friend Beckie and I sat in the car while her husband ran in to get him a drink}.  But the recipe sounded so good and so I was compelled to make it.


And it was so good…dense and full of chocolately-cinnamony goodness.  This recipe was a big hit with the entire family.  And although it is referred to as a bread, it had a cakey feel and taste to it…who wouldn’t want to eat that?


I would definitely make this for company or bring it to a party, or keep it all for myself and eat if for breakfast.  I added a three of drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil in addition to the rest of the ingredients for a little extra kick of cinnamon.


*For a printable version click here: Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Chocolate Cinnamon Bread

Chocolate Batter

3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

3 cups granulated sugar

5 large eggs at room temperature

2 cups flour

1 ¼ cup dutch processed cocoa

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

¼ cup water

1 tsp vanilla


Cocoa Spice Topping

¼ cup granulated sugar

¾ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp dutch processed cocoa

Pinch of ground ginger

Pinch of ground cloves

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line two 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pans with parchment paper.
  3. Mix the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer until light and creamy. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until each is fully incorporated.
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, water and vanilla. With your mixer on a low speed, begin adding the contents of each bowl to the butter mixture, alternating between the two until your mixture is fully blended, but not overly whipped.
  5. Split your batter between the two pans. If your batter is slightly uneven, you can lightly shake the pan to even out the tops.
  6. Make your Cocoa Spice topping by combining the sugar, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger and cloves. Sprinkle over the tops of the loaves.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes.

I ended up having to bake it for a total of 55 minutes for it to be fully baked all the way through after testing with a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread.  I threw a piece of tinfoil over the top of the bread and baked it for that extra 10 minutes so the inside would cook without burning the top of the bread.


I love how the top is a crispy layer with that additional crumb topping…

Yep…this one is going to be a keeper.  What about you?  Have you ever had this Chocolate Cinnamon Bread?  Are you a fan?  Will you be giving this recipe a try this holiday season?




  1. says

    This looks so yummy! I love Starbucks–they’re steamed milk with cinnamon dolce syrup is my favorite as is their double chocolate frappuccino (coffee free). Mmm…

  2. says

    Yum!! I love chocolate and pretty much anything so this bread is right up my alley!!! Can’t wait to try it out!

  3. Alicia says

    The recipe isn’t working on this post for some reason, could you fix it or email it to me, please?

  4. Sarah Newman says

    I can’t find the recipe….am I just overlooking it?? Can u email the recipe to me by any chance?? Thanks so much! Looks delicious;)

    • says

      Sarah! I just got the recipe working again. Let me know if you can’t get access to it for some reason and I can email it to you!

  5. Shayna C says

    I would love to make this but the recipe isn’t showing up! Could you email to me or let me know when it is posted again. Looks amazing!

  6. noonybunny says

    It looks amazing but i can’t find the recipe…would you pls email it to. I’d like very much to try it. I love anything with cinnamon

  7. Bev Wright says

    I can’t find the recipe, chocolate & cinnamon are a fave combination of mine. Would you let me know how to locate the recipe on your blog? Thx Bev

    • says

      For some reason it was not showing up. I think I have the problem fixed. Let me know if you still can’t get the recipe!

  8. Shannon Finn says

    Would you please email me the recipe? Pretty please with chocolate cinnamon bread on top ;0)

    • says

      I just fixed it. It should be working now. Let me know if you still can not get it and I will for sure email it to you.

  9. Jessica says

    This looks absolutely delicious, but I can’t seem to find the recipe. I think something gliched. Is there anyway that you could email it to me? Thank you so much!

    • says

      Hmmm….that was weird. I think I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know it wasn’t working. It should be there now!

  10. Carol Crowell says

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I LOVE this cake. Had it at starbucks….however you have to get there early. I will be making this ALOT!

  11. Liliana Simoes says

    Dear Amy, I´m a huge fan of your work! Love the recipe but having problems with conversions into european measurements…! Can you help me, please? How many grams does a cup have and how many grams does a stick of butter have..?
    Looking forward to bake this one!

    Kind regards from Portugal,


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