Who doesn't like coffee and chocolate for breakfast- it's like-"have your cake and drink it too"- This bread with dark chocolate, coffee, toasted almonds. and chocolate chip frosting with Irish whiskey should wake you up in a hurry. This was one of my dad's favorite bread desserts.
1Heat oven to 350^. Grease (2) 8x5 inch loaf pans-bake 45-50 minutes
or (5) 5x3-inch mini loaf pans.-bake 30-35 minutes
Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until smooth and creamy. Add melted chocolate chips and eggs; continue beating until well mixed.
2Add flour, applesauce,cold coffee, baking powder, soda and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low; continue beating, scraping bowl if necessary,until mixture is creamy. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3Spoon batter into prepared pans of your choice. Bake until center crack is dry when touched. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan/pans, to wire rack and cool completely.
Combine chips,butter and whiskey in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar,and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Frost loaves while a little warm.