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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suemag's picture
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Wanted to make a cake using store cupboard ingredients - this recipe was perfect. Did not have quite enough ground almonds so made up the difference with flour. Dd need 10 minutes extra cooking time. Delicious.

vstoneyum's picture

I made this with gluten free flour and baking powder and also added galaxy chunks, the cake came out perfect. Really light with the gluten free flour and cooking time was right. A big hit, yummy

vstoneyum's picture

I made this with gluten free flour and baking powder and also added galaxy chunks, the cake came out perfect. Really light with the gluten free flour and cooking time was right. A big hit, yummy

trade25's picture
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extremely easy to make - i left out almonds and it was gorgeous

faustinep's picture
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Super easy and tasted great.

frankling's picture
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Wasn't too impressed with this cake when I first baked it, but after putting it in a airtight container for a few days it was actually really delicious. A very rich tasty cake and will make again.

grewal's picture
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Made this in a round 20cm tin which a spilt and filled with chocolate ganache which had left over in the fridge and crumbled flake for extra chocolately-ness. Almonds gave the sponge a nice texture making it a little different from a bog-standard chocolate cake. Real easy to make but mine took 90mins to cook probably because i used a different tin. I did find the cake batter a little thicker than normal so added a bit more milk but apart from that a good bake and would recommend as the sponge was quite moist

shannymoag's picture
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Added a little more cocoa powder to make it extra chocolatey..and put a thin coat of chocolate icing over the top. Didn't last very long in our house!

wifey2709's picture
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Easy to make, very light and enjoyed by the family.

mrsvickyjane's picture
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Delicious!

shell55's picture
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Best chocolate cake ever!

karzo76's picture
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Very easy to make and tastes great! Big hit with the family. One to make again and again.

joanie123's picture

I cooked this for longer than reccommended but it sank in the middle. It was delicious though!

jobourne's picture
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Delicious, easy and cupboard ingredients. Great for afternoon tea. Very nice when just out of the oven with the melted chocolate. Will definitely make again.

mi5wannabe's picture
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This tasted amazing! All my guests thought so too!

micheleb26's picture
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Although super easy to make, mine came out too dry!! Skewer did not come out clean and left for another 10 minutes then it was dry!

laurenamy1's picture
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I should also add, that I drizzled Nutella on the top as I didn't have enough chocolate. It was very tasty!

laurenamy1's picture
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Very tasty recipe, but completely agree with the other reviews. It took about 60 minutes to fully cook

chinaelephant3's picture
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Great recipe, very easy. I crushed some minstrels in to give it an extra crunch and drizzled extra white chocolate on top.

ilovefoodmm's picture

Lovely and moist cake - take care not to overcook. I loved the chunks of dark chocolate in it.

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