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Chocolate Peppermint Loaf

This Chocolate Peppermint Loaf is so moist and delicious! It’s so easy to make. This is the perfect Holiday breakfast/dessert for chocolate and peppermint lovers.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peppermint loaf, chocolate peppermint loaf recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Jill


For Loaf:

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C fat free sour cream
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 1/3 C hershey semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 C crushed candy canes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with pam spray and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until combined
  • Add in the eggs and sour cream and mix until combined
  • In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix using a whisk
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients and continue to mix on low speed until combined
  • Mix in the chocolate chips, crushed candy canes and peppermint extract
  • Batter will be thick so dont worry!
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes
  • Place loaf pan onto a wire rack and let it cool for 30 minutes before taking the loaf out of the pan
  • minutes before the 30 minutes is up, make the chocolate ganache
  • Pour chocolate chips into a small bowl
  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until it starts to boil
  • Once slightly boiling, pour heavy whipping cream over chocolate chips and mix using a whisk until smooth
  • Pour chocolate ganache over loaf and sprinkle with crushed candy canes!
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3.3mg