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chocolate chip loaf cake with 2 slices cut

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

5 from 1 vote
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 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12 slices



  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened (½ cup usually = 1 stick)
  • ¼ cup oil (vegetable, canola, grapeseed, or coconut in liquid form)
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 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, oil, and sugar until well combined (about 1 minute).
  • Add the flour, milk, vanilla extract, and salt, and vigorously whisk or use your hand mixer on high to combine. At this point, your batter may not be completely smooth.
  • Add your eggs and beat with your hand mixer or whisk just until combined.
  • Set a handful of chocolate chips aside, and use a spatula to fold the rest into the batter.
  • Transfer your batter to your prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake on the bottom rack for 85-95 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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