Sunday, September 13, 2015

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Time for August Secret Recipe Club reveal!

This month I received Ellie's blog, The Hobo Kitchen.  Ellie is Hoboken (hence the The Hobo Kitchen) and has been a food blogger since 2008. I really enjoyed reading Ellie's blog and loved her Livin' The Life posts. Eliie also has tons of recipes that I wanted to try like Feta Avocado Dip, Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes, Beer Brownies all sounded amazing, but my winner was the Chocolate Loaf Cake

This loaf cake was fantastic and so easy to prepare. One thing that can turn me off from baking is lots of bowls.  This recipe uses two bowls and makes for easy clean up! I loved the addition of the sour cream because of made for a delicious, dense and addictive. My family loved this cake, and we enjoyed it for dessert with big glasses of cold milk. Isn't there something perfect about a slice of cake and a glass of milk?

I can't wait to make this bread again because it was gobbled up so quickly in our house! Thank you Ellie for an amazing recipe.  Check out the round-up below for other recipes from my fellow bloggers. 


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9in x 5in loaf pan. Set aside. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl), combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, sour cream, and vanilla.

Add wet ingredient to dry and mix until just combined with paddle attachment (using a hand mixer or stir by hand if preferred). Add chocolate chips and stir gently till combined.

Pour in to the loaf pan and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake 60-70 minutes. Cool and remove from loaf pan. Store in a airtight container or plastic wrap. 


  1. Looks soooo decadent and delicious!! :D Perfect choice for the SRC! :D

  2. There IS something about a piece of chocolate cake and a big glass of milk. The perfect ending to a dinner or the perfect start to a day.

  3. OMG - whaaaaat? I love quickbreads, and never thought to make a chocolate one!

  4. I love this recipe too! So easy and tasty! Thanks for the blog love. ~Ellie

  5. Hooray for chocolate! This looks like it has the perfect amount of chocolate and richness. Great choice!

  6. Chocolate is my weakness and this cake certainly wouldn't last long in my house either! I love the addition of the sour cream since it always seems to make the breads richer. Can't wait to make this one!