This Dark Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread was one of our first Friendship Bread Kitchen recipes back in 2009. It’s similar to our Double Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread and Triple Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread variations, but amps up the chocolate love with a twist: dark chocolate chips, dark chocolate cocoa, and 1 small box of chocolate fudge pudding.
Dark Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread
Easy and delicious, this Dark Chocolate Amish Friendship Bread is a great way for chocolate lovers to use their one cup of starter.
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup sugar plus extra to dust
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 small box chocolate fudge instant pudding
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
- Grease two large loaf pans.
- Dust the greased pans with ½ cup sugar.
- Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the top with remaining sugar.
- 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.
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I am just wondering if you could use this recipe with the “No Starter (Starter Free) Amish Friendship Bread recipe from the Friendship Bread Kitchen by substituting the vanilla pudding with the chocolate and adding the chocolate chips and the cocoa powder and eliminating the nuts and raisins.
Hi Geri! We haven’t tried that before, so you’ll have to experiment, but that sounds like it should work. Let us know if you end up trying!
Ready to try. Love chocolate!
June Ballard says
I have been dealing with the Amish Friendship starter for something like 35 years. The original recipe I received included 1 cup chopped apple. this is an important difference. It led to the versions I came up with like banana bread with 1 cup mashed banana and banana cream instant pudding. For the Chocolate fudgey bread, I include the chopped apple with chocolate instant pudding and chocolate chips.
Wow, that’s amazing, June! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Do you still have your original starter? We really love to hear stories like this. ❤️
Interesting. Does the apples make chunks or get soft baking?
It’s nice to stumble on your article. I’ll make this for mother’s day. I’m sure grandma will love this.
So glad this recipe turned out for you, Carrie! It’s one of our favorites!
I tried this recipe and it turns out sooo yummy. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
So glad you enjoyed it, Maria!
Elice Williams says
I made this as muffins with chocolate chips, and they were fantastic! One bag of chocolate chips, an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder, subsituted applesauce for oil, and baked for about 25 minutes. Great! Tree Trimming Thornton
So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Elice! That sounds so good with the applesauce.
Courtney Durham says
On the instant pudding mix, is it 1 or 2, 1/2, or 2 boxes? I see this 1-2 so is the second box optional? I ask because I only bought one small box of the instant pudding.
Darien Gee says
One box is fine, Courtney! It depends on personal preference — pudding boost moisture and flavor. I always recommend one small box to start, but many long-time Amish Friendship Bread bakers prefer two.
Belinda Clem says
I will be making this for myself on Mother’s Day. No one else in my family can bake and since it also falls on my daughter’s birthday this year (she will be 6) I know I won’t be getting anything at all. I honestly probably won’t get to make it until the next day or so since she will be expecting the cake of her choice for me to bake (and rightfully so). Mother’s Day stopped being important to me a long time ago. I know we don’t have the money for gifts and my husband doesn’t do anything special. Just another day. Wow that comment went from positive to a real downer really quick. Sorry.
Sharon Pankratz says
I made this with 2 boxes of the Hershey’s special dark pudding. It was so moist and delicious. I would definitely make this again.
Friendship Bread Kitchen says
Great suggestion, Sharon! Thanks for sharing!
This is the most decadent recipe I have tried. Instead of using bread pans, I used my Bundt pan. Followed the directions as listed and it came out wonderful. My husband says this is his new favorite. The cocoa powder, chocolate pudding and the DARK chocolate chips is heavenly. This is definitely one of those recipes where I see myself making again and again and again. Thank You !!!!!
This became an instant hit at our house! Very dark, very chocolatey, very yummy…will make this again, for sure.