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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eviesky's picture

This is absolutely heavenly! I omitted the almond but added ripe bananas. It's so easy to make and so delicious. Like many, mine took slightly more than an hour to bake.

michelledene's picture

I made this it was delicious! I also found it took a lot longer too cook than stated, and I didn't use almonds.

nktate1998's picture

Would it b ok If I made this loaf cake without the almonds ?? :)

haytwins's picture
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It took A LOT longer to bake (an extra 30 mins or so) but the end result was well worth it :)

deedeemomo's picture
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So easy, great texture and flavour. A fave in this house.

dollybakes's picture

Mine gas now been in for

mazzy28's picture

Very easy recipe and very tasty! It's better to make this than buy one from the shop! Yummy!

supercook69's picture
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Lovely moist cake, I cant say that I could taste the almond. Quick & easy to make will definitely make again!! It does take longer to cook than stated, think because its such a wet mixture.

ispyita's picture
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Absolutely delicious

loconnor17's picture

This cake is light, moist and my family say its the best chocolate cake they've ever had!

samsugar's picture

Delicious cake!
I omitted the ground almonds and the cake turned out fine.
The cake is rich, but this just means it goes further.
Oh, it took longer to cook than stated. I did mine in a fan assisted oven at 140 degrees for 1 hr 15 mins!

carolyn12's picture
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Easy cake. Cooked in 40 minutes in electric fan oven. Very moist. Wonderful chocolate cake.

cheryllee's picture
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this was so easy to make but tasted fabulous. will definitely be making it again.

spring1076's picture
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Delicious.

mrshardy's picture
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Yumyumyum!
Ok, so I didn't have the almond, and didn't substitute, nor did I have the chunks, but the sponge came out delish! Topped it with milk chocolate ganache instead, everyone loved it! Thanks a lot!

tigerlilly18's picture
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Didn't use the loaf tin or the ground almond, used mixed spice and ground cinnamon for the festive season :) Looks and tastes great

lucyandsi's picture
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LOVE THIS!! makes a delicious cake and I have tried it with various members of family/friends who say it is my best so far! I tend to put some chocolate butter icing on top mixed with a little nutella and add chocolate chips to the batter. Have also tried it with chunks of mars bar which melt into a lovely gooeyness!

lulu23's picture
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really easy tasted great, lovely and moist. Mine also took longer to bake.

caz7579's picture

This is the first recipe I have tried as I am new to the web-site. The cake turned out lovely, really moist and great taste,good texture, very inpressed. I did not have any ground almonds so I used a teaspoon of almond extract, which gave it a good flavour. Will certainly make it again!

lambyrose's picture

Made this for us big kids at Halloween! Went down a storm with a wee cuppa! Quick and easy but did need more time in the oven than stated. Will be making this again and I can see this cake being a firm favourite with the family. Cheers

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