Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(161 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 55 mins

Easy

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

  • Can be frozen un-iced

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat32g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.64g
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Ingredients

  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

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  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • 100ml milk

    Milk

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  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g plain chocolate chip or chunks
  • few extra chunks white, plain and milk chocolate, for decorating

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.

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Comments (199)

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
5

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

janice88's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

Very rich and moist, keeps well, very easy to make...

eileenlawson's picture
5

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
4

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
5

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

mabent's picture
5

This is very simple to make and very tasty. And excellent to make with young children

dimple sonejimakani's picture
5

Fantastic!

tails1993's picture
5

This is the first cake I've made for years, so simple but so yummy! I found I had to use a slightly bigger tin, and also I covered the top in melted chocolate rather than drizzled it, it turned out really nice.

suemag's picture
5

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
5

extremely easy to make - i left out almonds and it was gorgeous

faustinep's picture
4

Super easy and tasted great.

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