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Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans
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Chocolate Chip Dessert Loaf with Coconut and Pecans

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!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 687kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees
  • Prepare a loaf pan by spraying liberally with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the softened butter and the brown sugar.
  • Add the room temperature eggs, one at a time, to the butter/sugar mixture beating after each egg.
  • Scrape down the bowl with a spatula as needed.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir half of the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir well.
  • 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.
  • Once thoroughly mixed stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips, the flaked coconut (minus two tablespoons for topping, if desired), and the pecans.
  • 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.
  • Remove the cake to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. 
  • Turn the cake out of the pan and continue cooling the cake on the rack until completely cooled.

To make the ganache;

  • Place the remaining 1½ cups of chocolate chips into a small bowl.
  • Heat the heavy cream to just below boiling.
  • Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  • Pour or spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cooled chocolate chip dessert loaf and top with additional flaked coconut if desired.
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!


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


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 502mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g