I made this chocolate bread along with the wonderful lemon poppy seed loaf for my visiting soon-to-be in laws. Where the poppy seed cake was light and rich, bright and flavorful, this one sat like a brick. But in order to make the best out of a mediocre situation, I have two suggestions for you.
First, a thin slathering of peanut butter helps to rescue this bread. Not that it isn't rich enough already, but chocolate and peanut butter is never a bad idea. And the peanut butter somehow cuts through all of that richness a little bit.
Second, I would like to direct you to a wonderful blog I discovered a couple of months ago, and which delights me every time I visit. I wish I had read Hannah's post about this bread before I began, it would have saved me the trouble. But at least this gives me the opportunity to direct you to Honey & Jam. Hannah is only 18 years old (!!). Her photography is beautiful and her writing belies her age. I hope you enjoy her blog a bit more than we enjoyed this bread.
Coco-Nana Bread can be found here