How to Make moist CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE with cream cheese frosting

Easy to make super moist Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Ingredients for Cake:

  • 2 cups (260g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup (100ml) vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup (100g) soft butter
  • ½ cup (130ml) honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup sour cream OR greek yoghurt
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ cup (60g) cocoa powder (dark rich cocoa)
  • 1 cup (250ml) hot coffee OR 1 tbs instant coffee powder + 1cup boiling water


  • 400g cream cheese (cold)
  • 50ml honey
  • 100ml heavy cream 30% (cold)
  • Dark dutch processed cocoa powder for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F
  2. In medium mixing bowl combine together flour, baking powder, baking soda and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the olive oil, butter, salt and honey until combined.
  4. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth.
  5. Fold in the flour mixture and sour cream/yoghurt.
  6. In a separate bowl add the chopped dark chocolate, cocoa and the hot coffee, then stir to combine and until the chocolate has melted.
  7. Fold the warm chocolate mixture into the cake batter until completely mixed through.
  8. Now pour the mixture into a paper-lined loaf tin 31cm (12inch) long and 13cm (5inch) wide and 8cm (3inch) in depth. Fill the baking form on 2/3
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  10. Bake the cake at 180C / 350F f or 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
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  12. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin.
  13. Wait until the cake has completely cooled before frosting. To speed up the cooling process put the cake into the fridge or freezer for a few hours until cool to touch.
  14. Top the cake with the frosting and using a spoon create large “swooshes” in the frosting.
  15. Cover the cake and put in the fridge again for 2 hours/overnight. Don’t miss this step! The cake will be very moist.
  16. Dust with dark cocoa and serve. Store the cake in the fridge.


  1. Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese, honey, heavy cream until super smooth.
  2. Set the frosting aside in the fridge until ready to use.


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