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Chocolate Loaf

Rich, buttery and chocolaty
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate loaf cake, milk chocolate pound cake, rich chocolate cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 267kcal


  • 8 tbs unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup cocoa regular or Dutch process
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F180C. Lightly grease a 9x5 or 8.5x4.5-inch loaf pan--the smaller pan will produce a higher dome and take the maximum baking time.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla, baking powder and cocoa. The mixture will look clumpy--this is OK
  • Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add half of the flour, beating at low speed. Then add all the milk, again beating at low speed. Add the rest of the flour, beating until well mixed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips and bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and loosen the edges then cool for 10 minutes then turn it out onto a rack to cool completely.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg