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



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 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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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 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 (194)

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

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

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

Easy cake. Cooked in 40 minutes in electric fan oven. Very moist. Wonderful chocolate cake.

cheryllee's picture

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

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mrshardy's picture

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

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

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

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

nugenru's picture

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

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

juderussell's picture

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

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


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