Chocolate Loaf Cake

Did anyone watch the Oscars last night?  I must admit, I don’t really watch shows with commercial breaks, so I just watched bits and bobs of the Red Carpet, where my daughter and I were exchanging texts about everything, good, bad and ugly. 🙂  I’m sure glad I watched the beginning though.  What about Justin Timberlake’s opening and his grand entrance?  Gee, that guy can strut his stuff can’t he?   An amazing dancer and singer, he had everyone in the aisle shaking, slinking and clapping to the music.  Such a stunning performance!  What a gaffe later on though, with the Best Picture Award? I mean seriously how could a mistake like that occur?  But we aren’t going to dwell on that, but onto other events like baking this wonderful Chocolate Loaf Cake.

When I first saw this on Prudy’s blog, I knew I had to bookmark it and try it out someday.  Well, that someday came up sooner than later, and since the girls were coming home for the weekend, I thought it would go down well with a cup of tea or coffee.  The results were just as I expected.  Moist, intense chocolatey flavors, the pecans added a nice crunch to it.


Chocolate Loaf Cake

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 softened stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used mini semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. Combine the sour cream, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.  Beat on high until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder and add to the sour cream mixture, beating on low until fully incorporated, then increase the speed to high and beat for about three minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl often.  Stir the chocolate chips into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, top with the chopped pecans.  Bake for about one hour, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven.  Run a knife around the sides of the pan and remove the loaf.
  5. Eat warm or cold.



  1. I watched the Oscars on Hulu, a streaming service that has cable tv shows a day later. I was shocked at the mix up and felt sorry for the people who had already gave acceptance speeches. Your chocolate cake loaf looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!😁


  2. I watched the Oscars while I cooked too, Loretta.I agree whole heartedly about Justin Timberlake’s performance!
    Your chocolate cake looks so moist and delicious! Perfect indulgence for Fat Tuesday! I like the simple straightforward recipe and as I read it I could imagine the aroma in your kitchen as it baked…..and then at the last step you say, ‘Eat warm or cold” and I am saying “warm please! I will get the ice cream” 🙂


  3. I didn’t watch but I read about the gaffs and my colleague told me some more yesterday. That loaf cake looks delicious. Not many of my
    Friends or family like pecans but I love them.


  4. Ahh, Justin Timberlake’s performance was fantastic! I watched the Trolls movie over the last weekend where Justine was the voice of one of the characters. He’s so cute! 😀

    And this chocolate loaf looks amazing more than JT (Duh! I love food more). I would love to have a slice with you, Loretta! x


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