Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

I’ll be honest, as much as I love this recipe I was a bit nervous to post it because people have some STRONG opinions on pound cake and I don’t need to get involved in that! So, my way around it: I’m referring to this as a loaf cake, not a pound cake. However, whatever you may want to call this, it’s pretty darn good.

THE RECIPE

  • the cake – this one is pretty easy to make and so tasty! it’s pretty basic with only a few ingredients, so it’s definitely the time to break out the good vanilla and butter, if you’ve got it!
  • the mix-ins – chocolate chips are my mix-in of choice here. it’s simple, yet so delicious!
    substitution ideas: the sky is the limit! whatever you use though, be sure it’s not going to add a bunch of liquid to the cake (so fruits may be hard to add here)
    pro tip: dust your mix-ins with a bit of flour so that they don’t all sink to the bottom!

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Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
Yield: 1 loaf cake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

I'll be honest, as much as I love this recipe I was a bit nervous to post it because people have some STRONG opinions on pound cake and I don't need to get involved in that! So, my way around it: I'm referring to this as a loaf cake, not a pound cake. However, whatever you may want to call this, it's pretty darn good and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 170 g (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 150 g sugar
  • 225 g flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 160 mL milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 200 g chocolate

Instructions

  1. prep: preheat the oven to 350*. line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. set aside
  2. make the batter: combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. in a small bowl, combine the milk and vanilla
  3. in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar at medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. stop halfway through to scrape down the bowl
  4. add the eggs, one at a time. alternate adding the dry and wet ingredients, starting and ending with the dry, until everythign is just combined (ie. add 1/3 of the dry mixture and mix until just combined. add 1/2 of the wet ingredients and combine, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients, then add the remaining wet ingredients, and end with the rest of the dry ingredients)
  5. fold in the chocolate chips and transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan
  6. bake: bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out without any liquid batter on it. Be careful not to overbake or you'll have a dry cake!
  7. cool and enjoy: let the cake cool and slice and enjoy!

Notes

see the post above for subsitution ideas or even more tips and tricks to ensure success!

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