Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

You can also grease a loaf pan and insert a parchment paper sling across the wide side for lifting, but the foil eliminates washing the pan. I like to use part dark chocolate chips and part 68% chocolate bar. It's best to have your ingredients at room temperature. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Makes: one loaf

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup milk (I use whole milk)

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or chunks of a dark chocolate bar)
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts (I use pecans & walnuts)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a loaf pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt onto wax paper. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla for 3 minutes until thick.
  5. On lowest speed, stir in half the flour mixture, followed by the milk, and then the remaining flour.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Do not over-mix.
  7. Spread batter evenly into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
  8. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.

25 Comments on "Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake"

  1. Cathy

    Sounds fantastic I can’t wait to try.
    I love all your recipes that I have tried so far ,that would be most of them 😋

  2. Tina

    Thank you Jenny for another easy quick, really delicious recipe.. also easy clean up what more can you ask? I love your recipes and videos making cooking fun and easy I specially love the Polish recipes, my Grandparents came from Poland but they passed before I knew them and Mom was not much of a cook herself so I come here and read and follow your recipes… you are so appreciated and also enjoy watching you on your videos because you are so happy and pleasant l never got to see your cooking shows when you were on TV I

  3. Trackmom

    I watched you for years with my Aunt Mary. Loved your talk show! Today enjoy the great recipes you share with us and fun videos. Thank you for all…you rock!

  4. Barbara Carnley

    So very happy to see that you are still publishing recipes. We just love watching your videos, That are so funny! All the recipes of yours have been A Plus. Keep up the great work. Your friends in Texas

  5. Anna Cronin

    Hi Jenny,
    Just wanted to let you know your “Look Good Feel Great” cookbook is the only one I use. I love your recipes…real food but a bit healthier. I don’t like green tea like you do, but I do love oolong.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Thank you. I feel I am a better cook today and many of the recipes from my book are now improved and more importantly simplified and are posted here on this website, which is why I do not promote the book. But I’m glad you like my recipes and be sure to check here for the newer versions of the recipes in my book. Happy Cooking!

  6. Terry

    Thank you for sending. I not only bake for hubs and I, but have friends who live alone, bake often for them., this is a perfect size to give to someone not able to bake for themselves, just made the lemon bars, this time found the yogurt with fat in it, did not use it the first time, much better this time, we like anything with lemon in it,made the layer chocolate cake, also great for 2 people, that also was delicious, the Droste cocoa was very costly in Northeast, found Trader Joes more affordable for me, Tx for all great recipes🎃🎃🎃

  7. Lee Follweiler

    Jenny, I love your web site and you. It is my belief you should enjoy life and great people and food. I would like your opinion please. Is it worth missing great tasting food for gaining one year of life? Myself…I will add the extra butter. 🙂
    Best wishes, keep up the great work. YUM!

  8. Linda

    Thank you Jenny this cake is amazing. It came out perfect . I ate a third of the loaf already 😀. I will definitely be making it again. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Juniebeth

    Jenny I don’t quite understand why you dislike butter so much in your cooking. It really gives texture and flavour to foods, and if using only 1/2 cup to a cake or loaf I really can’t see the harm. Just wondering?

    • Beverly

      There are more calories in butter than in oil.

      • Jenny Can Cook

        I believe it’s the other way around.

        • Barbara

          Hi, Jenny,
          I’ve loved all your recipes that I have tried. But I too, am curious as to why you prefer oil over butter. Is it healthier?
          Keep those recipes coming!

  10. Jan

    You stated made without butter. Could I replace oil with butter or maybe 1/2 butter, 1/2 oil?

    • Beverly

      You need 2/3cup butter to replace 1/2 cup of oil. I looked it up online.

  11. Peter Nind

    Jenny, We love your Recipes and Thank You for publishing , sharing , and sending to us. We will be trying this one as well as we have most of the others in the past. This sounds terrific as chocolate is one of our favorites, in Canada.
    Stay well , and keep sending, please.

  12. Linda

    I would like to make this. What size loaf pan did you use? I Love your web site and your excellent recipes and videos. Thank you .

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I used an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2-inch pan.

      • Linda

        Thank you for your quick response. It’s cold and dreary here in Toronto today. So off to the kitchen now to make your Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake.

  13. bonnie L Borgeson

    Have you ever tried to bake with almond flour for diabetics? Or use munk sugar etc?

    • lunamoon

      I used almond flour and coconut sugar, which has less carbs and is low on the glycemic index! Came out perfect!!!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I’m sorry, I have not.

  14. Valerie F Wood

    Thank you I love your recipe

  15. Sigrid K. Shafer

    I love everything you post. Love the bread and buns especially. Even if I don’t cook or bake everything, yet, I enjoy reading the recipies and watching you. You need to be on tv again.

  16. Patty

    Looks delish! I’ll be sure to give it a try.
    Thank you and keep those recipes coming, Jenny.

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