Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

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Indulge in the ultimate chocolate chip loaf cake, boasting moistness, rich chocolatey flavor, and a luscious chocolate ganache topping.

Why You’ll Adore This Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

  • Incredibly Moist: With the perfect blend of sour cream and whole milk, this cake stays moist for days!
  • Choc-Full of Flavor: Packed with mini chocolate chips and adorned with silky smooth chocolate ganache, each bite is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • Effortlessly Simple: Whip up this delectable treat in under 15 minutes, delivering maximum yumminess with minimal effort.

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 loaf cake


#### For the Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

  • 1 ¾ cups 219 g all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ¼ cups 250 g granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup 112 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or bean paste
  • ½ cup 120 ml whole milk, at room temperature
  • ½ cup 122 g sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 cup 190 g mini chocolate chips

#### For the Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ cup 95 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy cream
  • Extra chocolate chips for topping optional


#### For the Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan with non-stick spray and line it with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until pale and fluffy.
  • Mix in milk and sour cream until combined.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 64-67 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

#### For the Chocolate Ganache

  • While the cake cools, make the ganache. Place chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl.
  • Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until boiling, then pour over chocolate chips. Let stand for 1 minute, then stir until smooth.
  • Once the cake is cooled, pour ganache over the loaf, spreading evenly.
  • Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  • Allow ganache to set, then slice and enjoy!

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