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Chocolate Nut Bread

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

1.In mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar.
2.Add eggs, chocolate and vanilla; mix well.
3.Combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
4.Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk,
beating well after each addition.
5.Stir in nuts.
6.Pour into four greased 5" x 3" x 2" loaf pans.
7.Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
near the center comes out clean.
8.Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.