Double chocolate loaf cake can be a snack or a dessert, and it’s definitely a chocolate lover’s dream cake. Eat it as is, with ice cream, or slathered with peanut butter cream cheese spread!

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake \\

Woot woot! Runs with Spatulas awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award.

The Rules:

Thank them, make a post, and put a link back to the person/s who gave the award.
Share 7 things about myself.
Pass the award to 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
Contact these bloggers and personally tell them about the award.

Why is it we always are super cool in our heads until we actually have to
say something and then we can think of nothing?

Yeah, about those 7 things about myself…

  1. I just relived like 5 movies from when I was a kid while watching  Highlander with my BF. Mortal Kombat!
  2. I’m a clean freak – apparently something brought about when your boyfriend is simply not.
  3. I love to sing out loud as often as I can. Someday I’ll be the next American Idol, but not one on a TV show because I’d cry with how mean they are to everyone.
  4. In person, I’m a total smart ass. I’m trying to find a way to work that into this blog, but I don’t think people understand sarcasm as much via the interwebs.
  5. If I had money I would donate tons of it to charities but spoil myself with a new wardrobe that fits my personality more. Currently I’m too cheap to have style. However, not cheap enough to cut back on my shoe collection.
  6. Every time I grow my hair out, I just want to chop it off again. Vicious cycle I know.
  7. I currently owe the BF over 7 million dollars for bribes I haven’t paid up on. Someday he’s getting a shiny check. And it will bounce.

Now its time to spread the love to 10 other bloggers who rock.

  1. Try Anything Once
  2. Ping’s Pickings
  3. Greats Eats with Pete
  4. Plate Fodder
  5. Amy Bakes
  6. Diethood
  7. Taking on Magazines, the Mom Chef
  8. Nicole Culver Blog
  9. Baking = Love
  10. You Made That

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake {A "Baked Explorations" Recipe}


Double Chocolate Loaf Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Spread

from Baked Explorations

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake {A "Baked Explorations" Recipe}Ingredients:
For the double chocolate cake:

  • 3/4 cup tightly-packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Dutch cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 ounces semisweet (60 percent) chocolate chunks

For the cream cheese spread:

  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Make the double chocolate loaf:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and position the rack in the center. Butter a 9×5 loaf pan, dust it with flour, and knock out the excess flour.

Place the brown sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Press out any lumps with the back of a large spoon. Ad the cocoa, flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk until blended, then add the buttermilk, oil and vanilla; whisk until combined.

Turn the mixer to low and slowly stream the wet ingredients into the dry ones, mixing until just combined. Stir in the dark chocolate chunks by hand.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Let cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn t out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the peanut butter spread:
In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until incorporated. (If you are not using the spread immediately, place it in a ramekin, tightly cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerated it for up to 3 days).

Serve plain or toasted, topped with the peanut butter spread.



The double chocolate loaf cake will keep well for up to three days if kept at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped tightly.


Thanks for the love lately! It really does make a blogger smile. 🙂


  1. What a fabulous loaf, Kita…my chocoholic family would love it!

  2. Wish I lived closer, I could eat the whole thing! I have been craving something chocolate! Congrats on the award!

  3. RavieNomNoms says:

    ::drools:: WOWZA! That is seriously so fantastic and it just looks SO SO good! Whew…congrats on the award. Well deserved!

  4. chocolate loaf looks yum especially with that frosting! Congrats on the awards 🙂

  5. THANK YOU so much for thinking of me! You must have made this chocolate loaf for me too. Chocolate and peanut butter are meant to be together it’s just destiny.

  6. Woooooot!!! I am so happy and honored to be on this list!! Thank You Kita!! (((hugs)))

    Oh my goodness – holy chocolatey loaf! I am with Sommer – I would really have to call up a few people to share this with because I could eat up the whole thing on my own…it sounds so freakin’ delicious!

  7. You had me at double chocolate…then you added peanut butter cream cheese spread and I swooned 🙂

  8. Looks tasty! And I love the idea of a peanut butter cream!!! Mmmm…. (And I loved the fun facts!)

  9. Oh my!!! This loaf looks deadly…especially with the pb spread! If only I had a nice big slice on front of me…

  10. You are so funny 🙂 Congrats on the awards. Your loaf is double delicious awesomeness, I know that’s not a word, hehe. Great shots and love your answers.

  11. Congrats on the awards! You have no idea how much I covet that bread. Really – I’m getting chocolate-peanut butter tremors!

  12. Get. Out. This looks sooo rich and chocolatey and AMAZING! And congrats on the awards, I’m totally with you on your sarcasm comment… I am a very sarcastic person but it doesn’t always translate well 🙂

  13. Chocolate x 2 + Peanut butter + cream cheese!? Seriously? Is that even legal? I want some so bad. That loaf looks incredibly dark & inviting… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    And congrats on the awards 😀

  14. Love the loaf and I love item #5 and can totally relate to #6. Congrats on your award x2! 🙂

  15. Hey! Was checking out your post (sinfully yummy!) and suddenly noticed myself here. Thanks so much and you do deserve it yourself. Um, I’d already written out 7 weird things about myself earlier. I don’t think anyone would want to know anymore … hehe. I will link it back to you as well in that post. Thanks again!

  16. A little bit of everything says:

    double chocolate, double pleasure. and that’s not all, cheesy peanut butter, oh my, 1 inch was just added to my waist line.
    thanks for sharing Kita.
    congrats on the well deserved award

  17. I have made this recipe before…and I can attest to how delicious it tastes! Thanks for sharing with me tonight. Visiting your blog brings a smile to my face, week after week. I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

  18. This looks super dangerous, just enough to make me want to not make some. I’d need to throw a party just to have some of this chocolatey perfection.

  19. Well, see….here I am over a week behind but making my way through the blogs I love reading and look at what I find. Thanks for shining some love on me, my friend. I love your sarcasm and humor. And your recipes are pretty darn good too (the Dudette would love this one). Many thanks for the award.

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