Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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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



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  • 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 (199)

lordielordie's picture

I made this as the base for a puppet stage cake and it worked wonderfully,I'm a church puppeteer in my spare time and it was our birthday cake,what I liked apart from the simple recipe and fantastic taste was the texture for me to shape it around.Great for themed cakes.

maryamaltahira's picture

Hi , I have just baked this with my 6 year old , instead of ground almonds we used somalina , it was very easy ! And delicious . Would recommend to this cake .

daisycharlo's picture

Great simple chocolate loaf cake, very moist. I halved the recipe for a 1l loaf tin and omitted the ground almonds and it still turned out great!

nikie0301's picture

Delicious!! But needed more like an hour and a half to bake. Good results though :)

kendra's picture

I Made this Yesterday for my son's birthday, I needed to make it round so I used 2 shallow 8in tins and split the mixture between the two, it was only when it was cooked that I realised I would need a filling, so I used nutella. I also didn't have any ground Almonds so I used peanut butter instead. It all worked out great though, and my son loved it. But it was very heavy :) nobody could manage a second slice.

eralc2002's picture

Delicious chocolate loaf cake, I left out the ground almonds as I didn't have any in - used plain flour instead of self-raising but just put an extra tsp of baking powder in to compensate and added some chopped up hazelnuts as I love them with anything chocolatey. Overall a lovely moist cake, which took nearer 1 hour 10 mins to bake than 50 just kept an eye on it - will defo make again, my niece and nephews loved it.

laurasmchale's picture

This cake is very easy to do even with 3 children running around. Keep's well too...Gorgeous!!..:o))

christina90's picture

could i use extra butter to grease instead of baking parchment?

samantha35's picture

This cake tasted nice i added melted plain and milk chocolate and i also added white chocolate chip. I also substituted almonds for hazelnut and it is really nice i will definetly make it again. yummy yummy

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katina54's picture

I slice my along and added some orange cream inside .,,was a well loved cake by many in our church . will be making this again for church events and cake sales.

retrovicky's picture

Hubby loved it- i used Green and blacks cocoa and 90% dark chocolate- very dark.

Tempted next time to add some dark Ginger chocolate and ginger.

Once it started to go dry i microwaved it and poured over a little double cream :) for a tasty desert

debsy1968's picture

Lovely cake, very easy to do, used ready made chocolate icing piped on top and dreged with icing sugar, looks amazing,

pelupi's picture

Excellent. Easy. Works perfectly and keeps well (If it gets the chance!)

bevrea's picture

lovely cake and so easy firm favourite

et81121's picture

Hi guys, could anyone tell me how far up the tin should be filled up to with batter? many thanks, tom

chookeypeg's picture

I agree it was a very easy cake to make, however, like others, I found it needed much more cooking time than stated, and I had to increase the oven temperature, I think it took more like an hour for me and i've got a brand new oven.
With the stated cooking time the cake came out very wobbly, so was clearly not cooked.
Despite that, the cake is yummy and I'll make it again for sure.

zsomra's picture

Added strawberry essence and topped with icing sugar.....Delicious!


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