Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 55 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 8-10 slices

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen un-iced
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
504
protein
8g
carbs
48g
fat
32g
saturates
16g
fibre
2g
sugar
33g
salt
0.64g

Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g plain chocolate chips or chunks
  • few extra chunks white, plain and milk chocolate, for decorating

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with a long strip of baking parchment. To make the loaf cake batter, beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and cocoa until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then scrape into the tin. Bake for 45-50 mins until golden, risen and a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
  2. Cool in the tin, then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper. Melt the extra chocolate chunks separately in pans over barely simmering water, or in bowls in the microwave, then use a spoon to drizzle each in turn over the cake. Leave to set before slicing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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megsnb's picture
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Amazingly yummy cake! Perfect with a cup of tea. 50 minutes cooking time is very optimistic though. It took more like 70 for me.

lovelyamanda's picture
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Gorgeous and moist and lasted for days. This is my me favourite chocolate cake so will definitely be making again!

baker12345's picture
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Needs a bit longer in the oven, but gorgeous!

beckyp-w's picture

This cake was out of this world! The only problem is once you try it you want more!!

flapjackie's picture
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One of my favourite Good Food recipes, which is always being requested by the family. The ground almonds make it lovely and moist. I don't bother icing it as it is tasty enough without. I make it all in one so it is very quick to whizz up. Takes slightly longer to cook than recipe, but don't leave in the oven too long or it will dry out.

andrea0018's picture
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Perfect yum yum

mintwiththehole's picture
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Easy to make and everyone seemed to like this cake, will be making it again sometime. Worth noting that it is very rich though.

girlinstripedsocks's picture

Made this last Sunday and it went down a treat! I used bourneville rum and raisin dark chocolate and crushed it with the almonds which gave it a really rich twist. I would highly recommend this recipe to any chocolate lovers, and I will definately be pulling this one out come bake sale season!

gardenfit's picture

This is a great recipe, I have used it many times all with success, it's always moist and yummy! I've recently used it when I've run out of cocoa powder just with a few extra chocolate chips and some vanilla essence and it's lovely. I would really recommend it!

alie72's picture

The easiest most delish chocolate loaf you'll ever make!

vickiwood's picture
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Really nice rich choc cake. We all loved it, so easy to make x

jamie85's picture
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Superb cake which will be my mainstay chocolate cake recipe from now on. The texture is so good and the cake is so moist. I didn't know chocolate sponge without chocolate icing could be so good! Reminds me of a top quality shop-bought chocolate cake. I made one for the first time tonight and it was wiped out in one sitting so guess I will be making another one, or maybe two tomorrow.

claudia5095's picture
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Delicious moist loaf cake which was very easy to make. I added a few extra chocolate chunks. It froze really well and I actually used it as a base for Nigella's Black Forest trifle, which was equally yummy!

lyrafowlpotter's picture
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I wasn't sure how much I liked it at first... But I ate half the cake in one day when I was sick. lol So I guess that should say how much I liked it after a few taste.

May add a tad more cocoa powder next time, but it is a great cake, and the almond meal gives it a very subtle almond flavor. :D And boost the protein of the carbs, so that is nice as well. :D

God Bless ~Amy

emmachicaboo's picture

Wow this is amazing, second cake made in my new stand mixer and it was perfect, cooked for good 50 min at 140 in my fan oven, will def be making this again

florenceminier1953's picture
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Very rich and moist, keeps well, very easy to make...

eileenlawson's picture
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Made this today.Very easy and very popular. Took about 10 minutes longer to cook. Instead of chocolate on top I used Nutella - delicious.

sueshanahan's picture

i made this cake and it turned out lovely ,so nice my son didnt believe i made it ,left it cook for 60 mins ,yummy.

rachweber's picture
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This one took longer to cook than the recipe suggested- understandably cooking times will vary from oven to oven, otherwise this was a great recipe. I'm going to use this again, but experiment with about 2/3 the amount of milk.

littleh's picture
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Really easy recipe to follow. Mine cooked in the 45 mins exactly. Will make this one time and time again. Delicious

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