Chocolate chip loaf cake is delicious and chock-full of chocolate chips in every bite. Because it's smaller and faster than a standard layer or sheet cake, this easy butter cake is manageable and convenient. There's no need for elaborate decorating, as each slice is topped with a fudge-like chocolate peanut butter topping. It's perfect for a tiny special event like Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, or whenever you want a treat with your coffee, tea, or tall glass of milk!
Have you ever tried a treat from Entenmann's or TastyKake? Breakfast pastries, donuts, donut holes, dessert cakes, and other store-bought confections come to mind. So, we fashioned our own version of those store-bought sweets. The idea was to construct a basic and scaled-down chocolate chip cake, but tasting this took us back to our youth nibbling on chocolate frosted donuts, which was completely unintentional.
Texture: This is a really moist butter cake that has been scaled down to fit into a loaf pan. I tweaked the recipe from our raspberry swirl pound cake, but made it considerably lighter for today's version. You'll notice that there are fewer eggs and butter in the batter, as well as the addition of milk to lighten it up. This is a pound cake with a VERY light crumb. It's best to slice it when it's still warm, so the chocolate chips are particularly melty.
This chocolate chip loaf cake is delicious if you like butter and chocolate. We recommend using micro chocolate chips so that each bite has dozens of chips. You can leave the loaf cake simple, but we didn't think it was a bad idea to top it with a glossy chocolate peanut butter glaze. Yes, this loaf cake is almost flawless.
Ease: We've got a simple butter cake on our hands, and the good news is that it doesn't require any crazy assembling or intricate embellishment. All of the ingredients and equipment (mixer, loaf pan) are very conventional for a baking recipe. We always love a simple dessert that packs a punch.
Time: This recipe will take a few hours to prepare, including batter preparation, baking, and cooling.