Swirled Chocolate-Chai Streusel Bread
Makes 1 (9x5-inch) loaf
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup whole buttermilk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Chai Swirl (recipe follows )
  • Cocoa Streusel Topping (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5- inch cast-iron loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, melted butter, orange zest and juice, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over flour mixture, and fold just until combined. Dollop half of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle Chocolate Chai Swirl over batter. Spoon remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with Cocoa Streusel Topping.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at https://www.southerncastiron.com/swirled-chocolate-chai-streusel-bread/