Chocolate Loaf Cake

Chocolate loaf cake is easy, decadent, and incredibly delicious. I often make it up as a special dessert 3 or 4 times a year, and my friends, family, and dinner guests love it and beg me for the recipe. The great thing is, the loaf cake only involves a few simple ingredients, and you’ll have most of these in your pantry.

There are a few tips and variations to this incredibly delicious chocolate loaf cake that you might want to take into consideration. To begin with, I add chocolate chips to the top of the batter, but this, of course, is completely optional. You might want to add them directly into the batter, as well. You can use white chocolate chips too, if you are so inclined. 

Your initial thought might be that there is too much sugar in the cake. It is a treat and not something you eat everyday, but you can always cut back on the sugar if you are so inclined. Alternatively, confectioner’s sugar or powdered sugar can also be used, both of which are a little more refined. It is just a matter of personal preference.

This recipe uses a 1/2 tsp of baking powder which gives the loaf, in my opinion, is a perfect rise. If you want more or less of a rise, adjust the baking powder accordingly.

The cake can also be glazed with a beautiful chocolate ganache or  a sweet, runny icing. The loaf also goes nicely with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.

Give our chocolate loaf cake a try, and let us know what you think.

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Chocolate Loaf Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Author: David Hood
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Serves: 6
  • 1 stick or 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of cocoa
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer or whisk, beat until a smooth mixture forms.
  3. Add the 3 eggs, milk, and vanilla extract in and mix until well combined.
  4. Sift in the all purpose flour, cocoa. baking powder, and salt. Using a spatula, fold until welll combined.
  5. Spray the loaf pan with baking spray, line the bottom with parchment paper, and add the mixture in. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.
  6. Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  8. After the cake has cooled, cut around the edges of the pan with a sharp knife and remove the cake from the pan.
  9. Slice, serve, and enjoy your chocolate loaf cake.


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