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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katina54's picture
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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
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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
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Lovely cake, very easy to do, used ready made chocolate icing piped on top and dreged with icing sugar, looks amazing,

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

bevrea's picture
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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
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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
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Added strawberry essence and topped with icing sugar.....Delicious!

happybam63's picture

Easy recipe to follow, and very moreish! making one for friends birthday this w.end.

peachpie's picture

Lovely but it took an hour and half to be ready.

09hphi's picture

It looks so delicious I am deffently making that this friday :-)

09hphi's picture

It looks so delicious I am deffently making that this friday :-)

jojo1st1's picture
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I have just made this for the 2nd time. Each time it has taken a little over an hour to bake. I replaced the ground Almond with dis coconut and it was a very yummy twist!

laurensanderson's picture
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made this yesterday, my first cake ever. really nice! i overcooked it but still not bad for first attempt.

mandycamp's picture
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Great cake - easy to make - keeps moist for days. I'm not a fan of ground almonds but they give added texture to the loaf without the taste of almonds. Everyone loves this. It takes about 1 hour 10 mins to cook in my oven.

jennicakes1's picture

I made this cake for my daughter's first day in her new shared house and it went down a storm, absolutely fantastic. It was moist and full of flavour even though i did not use the almonds and it was not served until the next day.

sandra51's picture
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Works like a charm. Fab cake, takes a little longer in the oven than the recipe suggests but other than that what is not to like!?

cmcleish's picture
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Easy to make, moist and delicious. A family favourite!

jennyalice's picture
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I have made this cake twice and it was a winner both times. It's a proper good cake! I put nutella and chocolate buttons on top and gave it to my partner's brother for his birthday.

Highly recommended!

firely's picture
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No need to change excellent,

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