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Iced Chocolate Loaf Cakes

iced chocolate loaf cakes
  • (2 1/4 cups) cake flour
  • (1 cup plus 2 Tbsp.) cocoa, divided
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1/4 tsp.) baking soda
  • (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • (2 cups) granulated sugar
  • (1 cup) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • (6 large) eggs
  • (3/4 tsp.) almond extract, divided
  • (1 1/4 cups) sour cream
  • (1 cup) confectioners' sugar
  • (6 Tbsp.) heavy cream
  • (2 Tbsp.) sliced almonds

Iced Chocolate Loaf Cakes

Moist chocolate cakes with a thick cocoa icing and almonds.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 1 hr 20 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and place a sheet of parchment paper in the bottom of each.
  2. 2In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.
  3. 3In another large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. 4Beat in 1/2 tsp. almond extract and sour cream.
  5. 5Add 1/3 flour mixture at a time, beating well after each addition. Divide evenly between pans. Bake 1 hr, 20 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire racks, take out of pans after 15 min.

  6. 6Meanwhile, combine confectioners' sugar, 2 Tbsp. cocoa, cream and 1/4 tsp. extract. Ice each cake, top with almonds and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 261
  • Total Fat 11.8 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 36.5 g
  • Protein 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 96 mg
  • Fiber -- g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Cakes and Cupcakes

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.