Chocolate Chip Lemon Loaf

Chocolate Chip Lemon Loaf

Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Grated peel of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Melted chocolate (optional)

Preparation

  1. Turn slow cooker on LOW. Grease 2-quart soufflé dish or 2-pound coffee can; set aside. Beat granulated sugar and shortening in large bowl until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to shortening mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and lemon peel.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared dish. Cover with greased foil. Place in preheated slow cooker. Cook, covered, with slow cooker lid slightly ajar to allow excess moisture to escape, on LOW 3 to 4 hours or on HIGH 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or until edges are golden and knife inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. Remove dish from slow cooker; remove foil. Place loaf on wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Combine lemon juice and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in small bowl until smooth. Add more sugar as needed to reach desired glaze consistency. Pour glaze over loaf. Drizzle loaf with melted chocolate, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8 of loaf without melted chocolate drizzle)
Calories 375
Calories from Fat 40 %
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 6 g
Sodium 200 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3-1/2
Fat 2-1/2

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