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Easy Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Easy Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is a one bowl mix made in the saucepan and a huge crowd pleaser. It couldn't be easier or more delicious. Simple flavours that work together to make an outstanding every day cake.

Course cake
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, chocolate chip cake, chocolate chip loaf cake, loaf cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 298 kcal


  • 90 grams unsalted butter
  • 140 grams caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 200 grams sour cream
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 220 grams self raising flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 grams milk chocolate chips
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 170° C/325°F/Gas Mark 3

  2. I like to get all my ingredients weighed out and ready when baking any cakes, even this easypeasy one.

  3. Half melt the 90 grams butter in a medium sized saucepan over a gentle heat and remove before it is all melted. Set it aside for a couple of minutes until all the butter has melted.

  4. Add 200 grams sour cream, 1 egg, 140 grams sugar and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract and stir until everything is completely mixed in.

  5. Add in the 220 grams of flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt.

  6. Mix well and thoroughly until the batter is smooth and lump free.

  7. Add the chocolate chips and mix through.

  8. Empty out the batter into your lined tin and gently smooth over.

  9. Bake for about 50 minutes until golden brown and a cocktail stick or similar comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use an independent oven thermometer to make sure your temperature is correct and remains constant. I was gobsmacked at the reality of my oven temperature compared to the temperature I had set.
  • Substitute plain yoghurt (full fat) for sour cream.
  • If you forget to remove your butter when it is only half melted leave it for five minutes to cool back down.
  • Make sure you mix the batter until the lumps have disappeared. If you are feeling organised you could sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the saucepan.
  • This cake will freeze well for a month if wrapped in a layer of cling film/plastic wrap and then a double layer of silver foil. Thaw at room temperature still wrapped.

All nutritional information is approximate and meant only as a guide.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 399IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.