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chocolate chip loaf cake with 2 slices cut

Moist Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

5 from 6 votes
Marley Goldin
This Moist Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is as easy to whip up as it is to eat all in one serving! The perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices



  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (½ cup = 1 stick)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (preferably at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)
  • 1 ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark chocolate)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare a 9-inch loaf pan by greasing with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to cream together the butter, and sugar until well combined (about 3 minutes).
    Butter and sugar creamed together
  • Add the eggs and use the hand mixer on high to beat in until smooth.
    Butter, Sugar and Egg creamed together
  • Next, add the vanilla extract and Greek yogurt and combine. At this point you may notice the batter is a little bit grainy—that's okay!
    Butter, Sugar, Egg, Vanilla Extract and Greek yogurt creamed together
  • Then, add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix to combine. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, making sure you integrate all of the dry ingredients. Mix only as much as you need to.
    Chocolate Chip Loaf Batter without milk
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the milk to thin out the batter.
    Chocolate Chip Loaf Batter before the Chocolate Chips
  • Finally, fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Set the remaining ¼ cup of chocolate chips aside to use later.
    Chocolate Chip Loaf Batter
  • Transfer your batter to your prepared loaf pan and use a spatula to smooth out the top. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
    Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake Ready for Oven
  • Bake on the top rack for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow your chocolate chip loaf cake to cool completely before slicing into it and enjoying!

Pro Tips

  • If you want a crispy top, sprinkle a handful of granulated sugar on top of your loaf before placing it in the oven!
  • Option to sprinkle your loaf with powdered sugar for extra sweetness.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake, One-Bowl
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