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Chocolate chip loaf bread on a serving plate.

Chocolate Chip Loaf Bread

This is your ultimate chocolate quick bread- moist, flavorful, rich chocolate chip loaf bread studded with pecans and chocolate chips. A true chocolate delight!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate bread, chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 476kcal
Author sanna


  • 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Honey Butter

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a mixing bowl, Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa. 
  • In another mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer. Once the mixture is creamy, add the eggs one at a time. Beat each egg to incorporate it well before adding the next one.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk. Fold 1/4 cup pecans using a rubber spatula. Pour and scrape batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cups of pecans and the chocolate chips. Bake for another 30-35 minutes. A toothpick inserted at the center of the cake should come out clean. Let the pan cool slightly in the wire rack, then remove from the pan to cool completely. Spread the chocolate honey butter on the bread slices upon serving. .

Chocolate Honey Butter

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips for 20 seconds at a time, until the chocolates are soft and stirrable. Stir the chocolates. Beat in the softened butter and the honey until the mixture is smooth and creamy.


Recipe adapted from Very Best Baking by Nestle.
Store the bread in a container with a tight lid at room temperature for up to 3 days. The honey butter can stay at room temperature for up to 3 days as well.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Loaf Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 671IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg