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Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans is rich and decadent. A small slice will go a long way in satisfying your sweet tooth...but a large slice is even better!
Course: Dessert, Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip bread with coconut and pecans, chocolate chip dessert loaf, chocolate quick bread
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 687 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • sticks butter softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • cups sweetened flaked coconut reserving 2 tablespoons for topping (if desired)
  • cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • baking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees

  2. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying liberally with baking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter and the brown sugar.
  4. Add the room temperature eggs, one at a time, to the butter/sugar mixture beating after each egg.
  5. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula as needed.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  7. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir half of the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir well.
  8. Stir the remaining flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture and stir until no more flour is visible. *Note - this is a heavy, dense dough.
  9. Once thoroughly mixed stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, the flaked coconut (minus two tablespoons for topping, if desired), and the pecans.
  10. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan and bake in a 350-degree preheated oven for approximately 60 minutes, or until a skewer or toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

  11. Remove the cake to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. 
  12. Turn the cake out of the pan and continue cooling the cake on the rack until completely cooled.
To make the ganache;
  1. Place the remaining 1½ cups of chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  2. Heat the heavy cream to just below boiling.
  3. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  4. Pour or spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cooled chocolate chip dessert loaf and top with additional flaked coconut if desired.
  5. Slice, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

1 standard loaf pan (9" x 5" x 2"), 1 large bowl, 1 medium bowl, 1 small bowl, 
whisk, spatula or wooden spoon, hand mixer, baking spray, cooling rack

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 687 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.