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Chocolate Loaf with Peppermint Glaze

Fudgy chocolate loaf topped with a peppermint glaze and crunchy peppermint candies.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate loaf cake, chocolate peppermint, peppermint loaf cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 9 servings


Chocolate Loaf Cake

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips melted
  • 1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips melted

Peppermint Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 3 tablespoon Crushed Candy Cane


Chocolate Loaf

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 5x10 inch baking loaf

    2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

    3. Melt chocolate together in a microwavable safe bowl and set aside.

    4. In a stand mixer, mix the sugar and butter together for about 1-2 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Pour in the melted chocolate.

    5. Add in the milk and flour, alternating between the flour and sour cream/milk mixture. So, flour, milk, flour, milk until fully combined.

    6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Peppermint Glaze

  1. 1. In a bowl, add the powdered sugar, milk and peppermint extract together. Drizzle the glaze over the chocolate loaf once the cake is cool.

    2. Sprinkle the crushed candy cane pieces over the loaf.