Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(165 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

    Butter

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

  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    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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    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

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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emmachicaboo
2nd Feb, 2013
Wow this is amazing, second cake made in my new stand mixer and it was perfect, cooked for good 50 min at 140 in my fan oven, will def be making this again
florenceminier1953
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
Very rich and moist, keeps well, very easy to make...
eileenlawson
27th Jan, 2013
5.05
Made this today.Very easy and very popular. Took about 10 minutes longer to cook. Instead of chocolate on top I used Nutella - delicious.
sueshanahan
21st Jan, 2013
i made this cake and it turned out lovely ,so nice my son didnt believe i made it ,left it cook for 60 mins ,yummy.
rachweber
20th Jan, 2013
4.05
This one took longer to cook than the recipe suggested- understandably cooking times will vary from oven to oven, otherwise this was a great recipe. I'm going to use this again, but experiment with about 2/3 the amount of milk.
littleh
7th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really easy recipe to follow. Mine cooked in the 45 mins exactly. Will make this one time and time again. Delicious
mabent
5th Jan, 2013
5.05
This is very simple to make and very tasty. And excellent to make with young children
dimple sonejimakani
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Fantastic!
tails1993
7th Dec, 2012
5.05
This is the first cake I've made for years, so simple but so yummy! I found I had to use a slightly bigger tin, and also I covered the top in melted chocolate rather than drizzled it, it turned out really nice.
suemag
2nd Dec, 2012
5.05
Wanted to make a cake using store cupboard ingredients - this recipe was perfect. Did not have quite enough ground almonds so made up the difference with flour. Dd need 10 minutes extra cooking time. Delicious.

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