Chocolate Chip Loaf

You ever get the stupidest thing stuck in your thoughts? Well, a friend told me this joke last weekend and I’ve had a frickin’ elephant on the brain since.

A little girl was at the zoo and she excitedly exclaimed when she saw the elephant:

“Look! It’s a frickin elephant!”

The people around her looked on in surprise.

“What did you call it?”

“It’s a frickin elephant! It says so right there,” and she pointed to the exhibit sign.

African Elephant

This Chocolate Chip Loaf has absolutely nothing to do with elephants nor early readers, but I do guarantee it will get stuck in your frickin’ thoughts.

Mmmmm….dense vanilla cake with a chocolate center and lots of chocolate chips scattered through.

Chocolate Chip Loaf


6 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Blend the sugar and cocoa in a heavy small saucepan. Stir in the water. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring until smooth. Simmer gently 3 minutes. Cool.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 8×4 inch loaf pan.

3. Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in vanilla.

4. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add to batter, alternately with milk, blending well after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips.

5. Take a 1/3 of the batter and stir into the chocolate sauce. Spread the bottom of the pan with 1/2 of the remaining vanilla batter. Drop the cocoa batter in spoonfuls over the batter in the pan, leaving a 1/2 inch border at the edges. Top with the remaining vanilla batter.

6. Bake until done (check with a toothpick or a cake tester in the middle), 65 to 75 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in the pan, then turn onto a cake rack. Cool completely before cutting.

Recipe from Nan’s Recipes

I am wild about the latest single from Gomez. I simply cannot get it out of my frickin’ head. You can get a free download of Options here. You really want to.

This is a cool cover.
Gomez-Sun King

Check out Gomez and buy their music on the band’s website.


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