Double Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread

Submitted by: Friendship Bread Kitchen
Image (c) Friendship Bread Kitchen

“Chocolate heaven, pure and simple!”

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Yield: 2 loaves

Recipe at a Glance

  • substitute chocolate pudding instead of vanilla
  • add 1/4 cup cocoa
  • add 1 cup chocolate chips
  • omit cinnamon


1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 small boxes instant chocolate pudding
1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
  3. Grease two large loaf pans.
  4. Dust the greased pans with a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cocoa.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar-cocoa mixture on the top.
  6. Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  7. ENJOY!

Kitchen Notes

Experiment with different brands of cocoa should you choose to dust the sides and top with a sugar-cocoa mixture. We’ve noticed that some leave a sticky (albeit delicious!) chocolate-cocoa residue which can make a mess when eating with your fingers.

From Tamara Jessee: “Try the Death By Chocolate variation and use 2 boxes instant chocolate fudge pudding, 1/4 cup Hershey Chocolate syrup instead of the cocoa powder. Coat the chocolate chips in flour to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the pan. This is a very rich bread like a dessert!”

From Ginny Lantz: “Try the Chocolate Fudge variation by replacing the 1 cup of oil for 1 cup of butter and increase the cocoa to 1/2 cup. A mixture of black cocoa and alkalized cocoa adds richness.”

From Lucia Cockfield: “I used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I used soymilk instead of dairy milk, cut the oil down by half and added 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce. For the sugar I used 1/2 cup regular sugar, and 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, and only used I small box of pudding. I added the ganache topping from the Recipe Box.”

From Kathy: “Use a Bundt pan instead of 2 loaf pans.”

From Tammy Deatrich (Mercersburg, PA): “I omitted the chocolate chips and added 24 crushed miniature chocolate peanut butter cups. A nice peanut butter surprise in every slice!”

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L to R: (c) Tina Butler | Mommy’s Kitchen; (c) Tina Butler | Mommy’s Kitchen; (c) Lucia Cockfield; (c) Kathy; (c) Tammy Deatrich

Tina Butler

Tina Butler

Double Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread Bundt

Lucia Cockfield



Tammy Deatrich

Tammy Deatrich


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  1. Kristie Edwards says:

    I love friendship bread and sharing with my friends

  2. I made something similar to this last night. I had used one box of chocolate pudding, one box of cheesecake pudding, 1/4c milk chocolate chips, 1/4c semi sweet chocolate chips, and 3 tsp of cocoa powder. It was wonderful!!

  3. NOMA BARTON says:

    How can I print these breads off to make the starters and the breads and the cornbreads ?

  4. Tammy Hansen says:

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! I bet this is good! This will be tried, that’s for sure!

  5. Monica J Holden says:

    when using AFB starter for a recipe, such as”Double Choc AFB”, can I use a sugar sub like Splenda instead of sugar? I am diabetic and always use Splenda when I bake, just like sugar, and have not had any problems. Am brand new to AFB and can’t wait for my first “Day 10”

  6. I made this last night using a bundt pan instead of 2 loaf pans. Beautiful and delicious. You can taste the rum. . .but that is not a bad thing in my opinion. Going to submit a photo of the finished product.

  7. this was so amazingly delicious! I ended up calling it brownie bread because that’s just what it was like!

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