Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(165 ratings)

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 eggs



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

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  • 100ml 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


  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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28th Mar, 2013
This cake was out of this world! The only problem is once you try it you want more!!
24th Mar, 2013
One of my favourite Good Food recipes, which is always being requested by the family. The ground almonds make it lovely and moist. I don't bother icing it as it is tasty enough without. I make it all in one so it is very quick to whizz up. Takes slightly longer to cook than recipe, but don't leave in the oven too long or it will dry out.
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20th Mar, 2013
Perfect yum yum
18th Mar, 2013
Easy to make and everyone seemed to like this cake, will be making it again sometime. Worth noting that it is very rich though.
10th Mar, 2013
Made this last Sunday and it went down a treat! I used bourneville rum and raisin dark chocolate and crushed it with the almonds which gave it a really rich twist. I would highly recommend this recipe to any chocolate lovers, and I will definately be pulling this one out come bake sale season!
9th Mar, 2013
This is a great recipe, I have used it many times all with success, it's always moist and yummy! I've recently used it when I've run out of cocoa powder just with a few extra chocolate chips and some vanilla essence and it's lovely. I would really recommend it!
8th Mar, 2013
The easiest most delish chocolate loaf you'll ever make!
3rd Mar, 2013
Really nice rich choc cake. We all loved it, so easy to make x
26th Feb, 2013
Superb cake which will be my mainstay chocolate cake recipe from now on. The texture is so good and the cake is so moist. I didn't know chocolate sponge without chocolate icing could be so good! Reminds me of a top quality shop-bought chocolate cake. I made one for the first time tonight and it was wiped out in one sitting so guess I will be making another one, or maybe two tomorrow.
17th Feb, 2013
Delicious moist loaf cake which was very easy to make. I added a few extra chocolate chunks. It froze really well and I actually used it as a base for Nigella's Black Forest trifle, which was equally yummy!


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