Chocolate loaf cake is the perfect moist and soft cake that you can quickly and easily make. I topped it with a rich silky smooth chocolate ganache.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good vanilla loaf cake and sometimes I crave an unusual loaf cake recipe, however, nothing beats a good chocolate cake! This is an easy loaf pan chocolate cake.
The secret to any good cake is not over baking it and keeping it moist. I made this chocolate loaf with oil, milk, and hot water to keep it moist.
Why use hot water for chocolate cake?
People often ask, why put hot water in cake batter? I add hot water to the chocolate cake batter toward the end of the preparation because it helps dissolve the cocoa powder and brings out the choco lately flavor. If you’re not sure how much boiling water to chocolate cake, I usually add about as much boiling water as I do milk.