1/2 stick (1/4 cup)butter or margarine, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon eachbaking soda and baking powder
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease a 9-inch bread loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a small bowl, blend all topping ingredients together well and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, or use a hand held mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.
On low speed, beat in milk, egg, and vanilla until well incorporated. In a separate bowl. combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder together.
Slowly add to butter mixture, beating until blended well. Pour into prepared pan, evenly divide the topping over the top and bake 40-45 minutes, or until cake bounces back when touched in the center or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven to cool slightly before running a knife around to edge and transferring to a rack or plate to cool completely. Or you can enjoy this luscious cake warm.