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Chocolate Loaf Cake

Chocolate Loaf Cake

This easy loaf is foolproof, using either whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour. It's best to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Chocolate chips and nuts are optional but I highly recommend them. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: one loaf

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra light olive oil or any vegetable oil
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/2 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts and/or pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a loaf pan with foil for no cleanup. Mine is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt onto wax paper or into a bowl. Set aside.
  4. With an electric mixer on high, beat the egg whites until stiff. Remove to a plate or wax paper.
  5. Using the same mixing bowl, beat the sugar, oil, egg yolks, and vanilla for 1 minute.
  6. On lowest speed slowly add the milk followed by the flour mixture.
  7. By hand, gently fold in half of the egg whites.
  8. Add chocolate chips, nuts, and remaining egg whites. Gently fold mixture together.
  9. Spread into pan and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (45 minutes if using all purpose flour or 50 minutes if using whole wheat pastry flour)

16 Comments on "Chocolate Loaf Cake"

  1. Elsie

    I have tried other of your recipies. Love that you make them w/o butter. Not calorie free, but tasty.

    I wonder if I added some frozen cranberries to this if the moisture would be too much. Maybe dried (replumped and or fresh). I going to give it a go to add zing to the chocolate.
    Love you. And thanks for all your work.

  2. Fadia Shehadeh

    Thank you Jenny 😘 This cake is heavenly everybody loved it

  3. Cheryl

    Does this do well with gluten free flour?

  4. Julie Ann

    It turned out great. My family LOVED it! Thank you for another great recipe!

  5. Susan

    Thanks Jenny I’m going to make this tomorrow. Also since Christmas is right around the corner, will you give us some of your favorite Polish dishes soon.

  6. IBMIZMO

    Thank You Jenny! Miss seeing you on video. Hurry back, we want to see you, and you’re so funny, and fun!

  7. Charlene

    I just made this recipe and it is fantastic! Thank you Jenny! I love your recipes! They have put the fun back into cooking for me! And I was able to find Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour at Vitacost.com. Yay!

  8. Yoly T

    Thank You Jenny for another awesome recipe.Be making it this week

    Yoly T

  9. Alma

    Great recipe!!

    • MICKEY

      TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: JENNY AMUST, CAN YOU USE PRACHMENT PAPER IN CHANGE OF WAX PAPER.
      WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE PAN OF THE FINISH PRODUCT? I DO NOT SEE ANY ALTERNATIVES FOR USE OF ANY PAPER UNDER THE MIXTURE (PAN, COATED). PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTIONS. I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU NO KNEAD BREAD RECIPE WHICH ALSO DO NOT REMEMBER IF PARCHMENT PAPER SPAYED WITH THE MIX IN A CAN OF OIL FLOUR SPRAY?? . PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND WHEN TO USE PARCHMENT AP SPRAYED OR NOT SPRAYED AND WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF USE ON EITHER OR.
      THANKS
      RESPECTFULLLY
      MICKEY AKA MICHELE
      MICKEYITALY3@AOL.COM

      • Barbara

        I believe the only reason Jenny uses waxed paper for the sifted ingredients is for easy cleanup, simply throw the paper away. The pan is lined with aluminum foil, nothing else.

      • Jenny

        CAN YOU USE PARCHMENT PAPER IN CHANGE OF WAX PAPER? Parchment is more expensive but it can be used to sift dry ingredients onto but wax paper should never be used in the oven because it will melt wax into your food.
        WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE PAN OF THE FINISH PRODUCT? Only aluminum foil.
        I DO NOT SEE ANY ALTERNATIVES FOR USE OF ANY PAPER UNDER THE MIXTURE (PAN, COATED). You can grease the pan any way you like instead of using foil, but the foil elminates washing the pan.
        I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU NO KNEAD BREAD RECIPE WHICH ALSO DO NOT REMEMBER IF PARCHMENT PAPER SPAYED WITH THE MIX IN A CAN OF OIL FLOUR SPRAY?? . PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND WHEN TO USE PARCHMENT AP SPRAYED OR NOT SPRAYED AND WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF USE ON EITHER OR. I find it never necessary to spray parchment paper as long as you use a good quality (Reynolds brand is the only one I use).

  10. soli

    Thank you so much and love your recipes.

  11. Diane

    This looks so yummy. Looking forward making this.

  12. Patty

    Yea! Another recipe from Jenny! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you. 🤗🤗🤗

    • Wonnie

      Hi Jenny, Love your recipes. This one sounds delish but don’t have
      many of the ingredients and would really like to make it tonight. Will have to use regular flour and regular cocoa if I do. Will it still work out okay do you think?

      Thanks! Wonnie

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