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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nugenru's picture
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This is going to be a regular bake for me. Easy and delicious. Used ground hazelnut as didn't have almonds.

nomrsbeeton's picture

hi,could anyone tell me would it be ok just to omit ground almonds?
or would i have to add something else?
any suggestions please?
thanks in advance

heathermorris's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely be making this again. It did take slightly longer to cook though

juderussell's picture
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Made this today for afternoon tea at a friends. Took almost 1 hour in a gas oven. I used Green & Black cocoa powder and Galaxy chocolate for the chips. Kids loved it!

smmccarthy9175's picture
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This was really easy to make, tasted brilliant and it kept really well wrapped in cling film.

littlelouise's picture
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Very simple and a good family favourite. Needed longer in the oven than stated but still turned out lovely and moist.

haswells's picture

Very nice and easy cake! Didn't have sel-rising flour and used ordinary one and added a bit more baking powder to replace. Also added plain chocolate cut into chunkes - worked well.
Will definitelly recommend this cake

cathitchin's picture
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Great recipe - nice & moist, and not difficult for a beginner like me!

gowri_j's picture
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Very easy to make, took a bit longer than 50 minutes but was loved by all.

ladybugg's picture

Great recipe, even greater result. Took a little longer to cook.

lindaa55557's picture
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Bake this yesterday. It was very easy and delicious but mine took 53 mins to be ready.

sazbaz7's picture
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Really easy to make and turns out perfect every time. I agree that it takes slightly longer to cook . One of our favourite chocolate cakes.

jackkarp09's picture
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Fantastic cake, but needed a lot longer than the allocated time to cook.

glorious's picture

I would like to make this without the flour could i use rice flour instead and maybe more ground almonds. Anyone any ideas ??????

anne-rachael's picture

Hi Kate, I use ground rice when I can't afford ground almonds! I use a little almond extract as well, but you could leave that out! Hope this works for you. - Anne

katemcmuffin's picture

If you don't like ground almonds what can you replace it with?

emlouxx's picture

I just made this with my two monkeys...i loved how simple it was and the girls enjoyed the end results x

honeill's picture
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Easy peasy - and very tasty - recipe!

chocobeef's picture
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Very easy to make, looks great and tasted fab, shall definately be making it again.

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