Five-Spice Chocolate Tea Bread

Have a slice of Spiced Chocolate Tea Bread with a cup of coffee or tea! Chinese Five Spice makes this chocolate bread extra special.
Five-Spice Chocolate Tea Bread sliced on a board with cups of tea on the side.
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5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 233kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Simply Organic five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Simply Organic cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup currants


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack placed in the center of the oven. Prepare an 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.75-inch loaf pan by spraying with baking spray and lining with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix again until fully incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, five-spice powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
  • Stir in the pecans and currants.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for about 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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