German Chocolate Loaf

German Chocolate Loaf

Rich chocolate, gooey frosting, and crispy coconut combine in this German Chocolate Loaf to create an irresistible cake-inspired recipe!

In my opinion, there’s just something so much more satisfying about eating a dense loaf over a fluffy, sugar-filled cake. The best part? It’s high in protein, dairy-free, and can be made gluten-free to meet the needs of all your loved ones! I used Nuzest USA Rich Chocolate Protein (code: thekellykathleen). I strongly recommend doing so as well to guarantee results, but any chocolate protein will probably be fine!

To make this recipe, start by preheating your oven and lining a loaf pan with parchment paper. Then, in a large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients before folding in the dry. Pour the mixture into your pan, and bake for about 40ish minutes.

While the bread is cooking, whisk together the frosting ingredient in a pot over low/medium heat. You might want to throw on a podcast or your favorite playlist, because this step takes a few minutes. Be patient, it’s worth it!

Then, when the bread has finished baking and is completely cooled. Spread the icing on top, and enjoy!

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German Chocolate Loaf 📸

Perfectly moist and delicious, this German Chocolate Loaf is everything you love about German cake in the convenience of a loaf!

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cake, dessert, gluten-free option, High Protein
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar cane, or coconut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose
  • 1 serving Nuzest USA Rich Chocolate protein code: thekellykathleen
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Frosting ingredients (probs should double this says Cody (my husband) 😊️

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk full fat!
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a loaf pan with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients before folding in the dry.
  3. Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 40ish minutes.
  4. While the bread is cooking, whisk together the frosting ingredients over low/medium heat until completely melted and combined, it takes a while – be patient.
  5. Let cool completely to firm up and top bread when ready!

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