Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(157 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

    Egg

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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp 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 (197)

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
5

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
5

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

mcamp's picture
5

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
5

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
5

Easy to make, moist and delicious. A family favourite!

jennyalice's picture
5

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
5

No need to change excellent,

muireannwalsh's picture
5

Fabulous recipe.

jah_mon's picture
3

Took a lot longer to cook and I found it quite dry by the time it was cooked it the centre, salvaged with some custard though!

zovija's picture
5

I used hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa and left out the almonds and this came out beautifully. I was surprised with how quickly it cooked (45 minutes, fan oven) after reading the other comments.

Will definitely make this again.

velasco's picture

I FORGOT TO ADD THAT I USED HALF OLIVE OIL AND HALF BUTTER....

velasco's picture

THIS RECIPE IS DELICIOUS AND VERY EASY TO MAKE. I ADDED
1 TEASPOON OF CINNAMON TO THE INGREDIENTS, IT TOOK A LITTLE LONGER IN THE OVEN APPROX. 1 HOUR. I WILL BE MAKING IT AGAIN.

jessss's picture
5

Also didn't add the almonds

jessss's picture
5

Very nice and moist! I put reeses penut butter cups instead of the chocolate, great!! Next time I am going to swirl in some penut butter:) didn't bother with the drizzle on top. Highly recommend:D

annierose4's picture
5

Very pleased with the result, so easy to make and so easy to eat! I didn't have a 2lb loaf tin so split between two smaller ones which were ready after 50 mins. Yummy by itself or with a bit of cream!

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.

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