Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Baking - Sweet

Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

1 serving


1 hour 10 minutes

total time


1/4 cup/56 grams unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan

2 large eggs

3/4 cup/150 grams light brown sugar

1 cup/235 grams sour cream

1/4 cup/60 milliliters neutral oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal) or ½ teaspoon fine salt, plus more for sprinkling

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup/128 grams all-purpose flour

1/2 cup/64 grams whole-wheat flour

1 cup/170 grams semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon turbinado sugar or granulated sugar, to finish


Heat oven to 350 degrees and butter a light-colored metal 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan. Line the pan with a strip of parchment paper that hangs over the two long sides.

In a large bowl, vigorously whisk eggs and brown sugar until light and smooth, about 30 seconds.

Add the sour cream, melted butter, oil, vanilla extract and salt, and whisk until smooth. Whisk in the baking powder and baking soda.

Add both flours and all but one 1 heaping tablespoon of the chocolate chips. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined and no streaks of flour remain.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon of granulated or turbinado sugar and a sprinkle of salt. Bake until golden and puffed, and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean or with a bit of melted chocolate, 50 to 60 minutes.

Carefully run a thin knife or offset spatula around the edges of the pan not protected by the parchment paper. Set the pan on a rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Then, use the parchment paper to lift the cake out of the pan and set it back on the rack to cool completely. Keep leftovers loosely covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving Size




Total Fat

26 g

Saturated Fat

12 g

Unsaturated Fat

13 g

Trans Fat

0 g




284 mg

Total Carbohydrate

52 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

31 g


6 g

1 serving


1 hour 10 minutes

total time
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