Chocolate Loaf Cake
This easy loaf works with either whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour. Chocolate chips and nuts are optional but I do recommend them. It's best to have all your ingredients at room temperature. - Jenny Jones
- 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 vegetable oil
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk (reduced fat or whole milk)
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts and/or pecans
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line a loaf pan with foil or parchment paper for no cleanup. Mine is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
- Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt onto wax paper or into a bowl. Set aside.
- With an electric mixer on high, beat the egg whites until stiff. Remove to a plate or wax paper.
- Using the same mixing bowl, beat the sugar, oil, egg yolks, and vanilla for 1 minute.
- On lowest speed slowly add the milk followed by the flour mixture.
- By hand, gently fold in half of the egg whites.
- Add chocolate chips, nuts, and remaining egg whites. Gently fold mixture together.
- 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)
I’m making this loaf as we speak, batter was delicious although it’s been in the oven now for 1 hour and 10 minutes with 7 minutes left…..is still not baked through so I would advise a check in your timing or in your oven temperature!
Would it be possible to replace all or some of the oil with unsweetened applesauce?
Hi, it should be possible to make the replacement you want, but the texture will be denser than if you’d have used oil.
I think I’d try half oil and half applesauce first, and if you lie it, try the recipe with all applesauce.
It’s been a while since you asked this question. I hope you did try it!
I am going to make your chocolate loaf cake soon,I only have 8 mini loaf pans.Can your chocolate loaf cake recipe be made to fit into my 8 mini loaf tins?What should the cooking temperature and timer set at to bake your loaves at?Can I use a cooking spray can to coat the 8 mini tins with before I put the chocolate loaf cake batter in them?
I have most of the ingredients to make your chocolate loaf cake but I have to go buy a couple of the ingredients to make the cake or mini cakes.I will let you know how they turn out after I make them and start eating them with my family and friends ok jenny.
Will it still work if I don’t add chocolate chips???????????
Thoughts on a banana chocolate quick bread?
I’d just add chocolate chips to the banana bread!
Google “small batch chocolate banana muffins.” Find the one with the most reviews. Make them. Smile.
Very Very Very good!
And I love the tin foil idea!!!
This cake is delicious! Thank you Jenny!
Weel, I am not a fan of oil based baked goods. And butter does add a lot of flavor. That being said, I made this with 1/2 cup melted butter, and it was delicious. Went together very easily. Thanks.
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.
Elsie, it’s been awhile so you may not even notice my question. I was wondering if you tried cranberries, and how it worked. I’m wondering about using leftover homemade chunky cranberry sauce in recipes, and a chocolate cranberry cake or bread might be good.
Thank you Jenny ? This cake is heavenly everybody loved it
Does this do well with gluten free flour?
It turned out great. My family LOVED it! Thank you for another great recipe!
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.
Thank You Jenny! Miss seeing you on video. Hurry back, we want to see you, and you’re so funny, and fun!
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!
Thank You Jenny for another awesome recipe.Be making it this week
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.
MICKEY AKA MICHELE
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.
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).
Thank you so much and love your recipes.
This looks so yummy. Looking forward making this.
Yea! Another recipe from Jenny! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you. ???
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?