Chocolate Walnut Espresso Loaf Recipe

Carrie Vasios

An easy chocolate loaf made morning-friendly with lots of espresso (and crunchy walnuts too).

Recipe Facts



Active: 15 mins
Total: 0 mins
Serves: 8 servings

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  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup (7 ouncessugar

  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  1. Grease an 8- by 4-inch loaf pan with oil and lightly dust with flour, knocking out any excess. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until smooth. Add grapeseed oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Add dry ingredients to bowl and whisk until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle remaining walnuts over top of cake. Bake until top is dry and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Special equipment

whisk, 8- by 4-inch loaf pan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
394 Calories
18g Fat
50g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 394
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 105mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)