Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(171 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 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
    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

    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
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

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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.

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ailie1
14th Jun, 2014
Great chocolate loaf, very easy to make, lovely and moist and very tasty indeed. Can't see where to apply the star rating but definitely five stars for me.
574ejones
10th Jun, 2014
3.8
I baked this for 50 minutes in a fan oven at 170C and it turned out perfectly. I made some adjustments to the recipe: omitted the ground almonds (made the flour up to 175g instead) and omitted the chocolate chunks. For the top, I spread an Italian chocolate spread - divine!
sjh043
2nd May, 2014
5.05
Just got this out the oven and it looks great! Really easy to make and the timing was right in my oven. Can't wait to taste it!
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vintagecookbook12
20th Apr, 2014
5.05
Defintely going to give it a try!
BBD-Lite
11th Apr, 2014
5.05
Very good recipe - didn't have to change a thing! Even without icing it was wonderful. Mine was done in exactly an hour in a cake tin at 320F, so it may take longer if baked in a loaf tin.
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marmiteetponpon
13th Mar, 2014
check this amazing... easy to do, no bake oreo choco-pops at marmite et ponpon. http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/03/13/no-bake-oreo-choco-pop/
Curryann
13th Feb, 2014
Very good cake and it's my second time making it and I enjoy the soft moist inside and it be nice with some ice cream on side.
Curryann
13th Feb, 2014
This is my second time making this cake cos i cook it for 45 mins and it was soft and it was taste and moist with the chocolate chips and it be nice with cream or ice cream on side.my boyfriend said it can be done without the chocolate chips aswell cos it's still taste great.if u do it to long it will lose the softest inside.xx
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SaffronAM
27th Jan, 2014
A lovely moist cake which is easy to make but not as rich & chocolatey as it looks in the photo. Mine took an extra 15 mins to cook.
lizchao
23rd Jan, 2014
The cake itself is ok - not fantastic. I thought it could be much more chocolate-y. I made them into cupcakes. Adding the chocolate ganache frosting , elevates the cake to 5 stars. For a more chocolate-y cake check out Nigella's recipe of quadruple chocolate loaf cake.

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