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This fudgy double chocolate loaf cake is delicious, moist, and rich. It's easy to make with a quick one-bowl batter that's ready for the oven in 10 minutes. |

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

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5 from 12 reviews

  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 slices
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Double chocolate loaf cake is rich, intensely flavored, and a total show stopper this Valentine's Day. It is dense and chewy, but it tastes like fudge!


  • 1 + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 + 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (1.5 sticks), at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper, then grease with baking spray.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  3. Add butter, eggs, vanilla, and yogurt, and beat slowly, turning the speed up as the ingredients begin to blend. Beat on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes, until fully blended and smooth. 
  4. Turn the mixer off and add boiling water. Beat until completely incorporated and batter is smooth and shiny, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  5. Fold in chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.  
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with few to no crumbs.
  7. Let cool 10-15 minutes, then invert to remove loaf. Serve warm or at room temperature.


How to serve: There are so many ways to eat this chocolate loaf cake. You can simply pop them in your mouth warm out if the oven, or enjoy them cooled to room temperature. You could also microwave them for a few seconds before adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce. So good!

How to store: Store this double chocolate loaf cake at room temperature for a few days or keep it in the fridge for up to five days. Either way, ensure it's in an airtight container, so it doesn't get stale.

How to freeze: This chocolate cake freezes well too. Wrap the entire cake or individual slices tightly with plastic cling wrap and then store in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the cake to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving, or place or on the kitchen counter for a few hours until defrosted.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American