Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake loaded with chocolate chunks then topped with a creamy chocolate ganache icing!

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Nothing beats a slice of chocolate cake. This chocolate loaf cake is one of my favorite desserts! Perfectly moist, dense and super rich with a nice thick topping of chocolate ganache.

To achieve the dense, soft texture I added in sour cream and substituted some of the granulated sugar for brown sugar.


For an ultra soft and moist cake I always bring the eggs, sour cream and butter to room temperature. I also add in hot coffee which amplifies the chocolate flavor and adds a nice silkiness to the batter. After I add the hot coffee I turn the mixer to the highest speed and whip the batter for a minute. This helps to get any last clumps as well as adds air to the batter.


After the cake cools I spread a generous layer of chocolate ganache on top. For the chocolate ganache I whisked together powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla and milk.


Once the chocolate ganache has set slice and enjoy!



Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake loaded with chocolate chunks then topped with a creamy chocolate ganache icing!


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee or hot water

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 x 5 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and both sugars until combined and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl between each addition.
  4. Next add in vanilla and sour cream and mix until incorporated.
  5. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda and cocoa powder.
  6. In two additions add the dry ingredients to the stand mixer and mix just until combined (do not over mix)
  7. Add the hot coffee or hot water to the stand mixer and beat on high for 1 minute.
  8. Fold in chocolate chips by hand and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out mostly clean (a few crumbs is fine)
  10. Place the cake on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cool run a knife along the sides to remove the cake.
  12. Pour the ganache on top and wait until ganache has firmed up before slicing. (About an hour)

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 64g71%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 139IU3%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Double Chocolate Loaf Cake, Easy Chocolate Recipes, Easy Desserts
Author: Kelley Simmons


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  • JA

    Best Chocolate loaf cake! I tried others and they did not compare. This was dense, rich and basically perfect! I did not do the ganache because I am not a fan of any type of frosting.

  • Nathan

    Hi Ja,

    I’m so glad you liked the chocolate loaf cake! Thank you for trying it, and for commenting!


  • Loretta Louvros

    This recipe is the Ultimate Chocolate Loaf Cake recipe!! Easy to make and is it ever moist and delicious!
    I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars!

  • Nathan

    Hi Loretta,

    Thank you so much for trying out this recipe! We are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your comment!


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