Red Velvet Mini Loaves
20 min
1 hr 35 min



1/2 cup water

2 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet or semi-sweet baking chocolate

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon red food color

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 to 5 teaspoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine water and baking chocolate in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add chocolate mixture, sour cream and red food color. Continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining bread ingredients; beat at low speed until mixture is smooth.

  4. STEP 4

    Spoon batter evenly into prepared loaf pans. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all glaze ingredients except milk in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spread glaze over cooled bread.

Tip #1

- To make ahead, do not glaze bread. After cooling, wrap bread tightly in plastic food wrap. Place in resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature. Glaze just before serving.

Tip #2

- If you are using glass or dark pans, reduce oven temperature by 25°F. Check for doneness at minimum bake time.


6Fat (mg)
30Cholesterol (mg)
150Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  February 10, 2014

My daughter loves having muffins or quick bread for breakfast, so I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try. Made this recipe as 1 big loaf (I don't have mini loaf pans) and it turned out great. Great flavor and very moist.

— says Selena
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