Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(158 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 55 mins


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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  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 egg



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

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  • 100ml 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


  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 (197)

shannymoag's picture

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

Easy to make, very light and enjoyed by the family.

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shell55's picture

Best chocolate cake ever!

karzo76's picture

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

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

This tasted amazing! All my guests thought so too!

micheleb26's picture

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

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

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

chinaelephant3's picture

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.

awiddows's picture

This is a super cake! I have cooked it so many times, it never fails and never lasts the day in my house.

sparklekiss's picture

Have made this cake three times now and we love it, first two times i omitted the ground almonds as did nit have them and it was lovely, third time with the almonds and its even better. Really easy as well, would reccomend it for a novice cake maker.

arheana's picture

Very nice easy peasy and yummy !!!!


vjackman1976's picture

Very nice- not too chocolatey. I didn't bother with the drizzle on top.

It took longer to cook than the recipe suggested.


hello14's picture

Really, really easy to make and tasted AMAZING very chocolatey, will definatelty make again!!

douglassnowden's picture

I used milk chocolate drops instead of plain chocolate chunks and it worked well. The cake itself is a really moist and delicious. Everyone who's sampled it has asked for more! I use it every time we have a 'get together' for my charity.

juliac's picture

I made this loaf into a pirate ship for my son's birthday and just replaced the almonds with flour, it was simply wonderful and so easy to make. highly recommended.


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