When you’re baking, it’s hard to go wrong with anything that has chocolate chips in it! And if you are craving something sweet and chocolatey, this is a good recipe to try. I came up with it after doing some experimenting and tweaking in the kitchen. I was so eager to try a piece, I think I cut into the loaf a little too soon–the chocolate chips were still a little melty…but it was really good! And the chocolate frosting is a nice chocolate finishing touch (you can easily make the frosting thinner if you’d like it to be more of a glaze, or if you’re not crazy about frosting, the loaf is also good without it).
The key thing here is to grease and flour your loaf pan–if you do this, your loaf will come out so nicely with no sticking. And be sure to use the mini-chocolate chips…they distribute more evenly in the batter so you won’t get any chocolate-chip clumping. Which means you’ll have lots of yummy little bits of chocolate in every bite! :)
CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF by NancyCreative
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2″ loaf pan. In medium bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, and salt, blending well; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and blend well, then add the sour cream and vanilla and blend well. Gradually add the flour mixture to this egg mixture and mix until well blended. Fold in the mini chocolate chips, distributing evenly in batter. Then fill your loaf pan with the batter and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaf cool in pan 5-10 minutes before removing, then cool completely on a wire rack. While loaf is cooling, you can make the frosting…
VERY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons half & half (or more, if you want a thinner glaze)
Stir powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in small bowl. Add the half & half and blend until smooth and creamy.
When loaf is completely cool, frost the top generously with all the frosting (or if you’ve made a thinner glaze, drizzle the loaf generously with the chocolate glaze). Let the frosting or glaze set a little, and then it’s ready to enjoy!
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