Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate and Pecan Honey Cake Bread

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10 Servings
1 Hour, 30 Minutes

This recipe turns honey cake into a banana bread-type cake with gooey chocolate and crunchy nuts. This is definitely a traditional honey cake, only better.


Chocolate and Pecan Honey Cake Bread

  • spray oil containing flour, or regular spray oil plus 2 tablespoons flour for greasing and flouring pan

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • dash of salt

  • 1 cup pecan halves, broken into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • 2/3 cup brewed espresso, or very strong coffee (or 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 2/3 cup boiling water)


Prepare the Chocolate and Pecan Honey Cake Bread


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour a 12-inch loaf pan.


In a large bowl, whisk together the coffee and honey. Add the oil, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and whisk well. Add the cloves, cinnamon, and ginger, and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for two minutes, or mix vigorously by hand, until you have a smooth batter.


Add the pecan pieces and chips and mix to distribute. Scoop batter into the pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. This cake is good either warm or at room temperature.  


Store covered in plastic at room temperature for up to five days or freeze wrapped in plastic for up to three months.

Chocolate and Pecan Honey Cake Bread

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