Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake

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(216 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



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 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



    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
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…


  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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8th Jun, 2015
This turned out perfectly. I omitted the ground almonds and added 1 tsp of vanilla essence for extra flavour. I also used about 100g of dark chocolate to make the chocolate chips (rather than 50g as suggested in the recipe). I didn't bother with the chocolate topping as I didn't think it needed it. I cooked the cake in 50 minutes in a fan-assisted oven at 160. It came out perfect - moist and delicious. I will be making this again!
25th Apr, 2015
Awesome cake, super easy. I cut sugar back as per other comments, added white choc chips cause that's what I felt like. Didn't use almonds as I prefer nuts in savory so used about 170gm of flour instead.
Afifa Maryam
8th Mar, 2015
just been back from kitchen ! it was my first chocolate cake ever (i guess so ) ! ^_^ just loved it .. everyone loved its texture, it was real spongy, almonds were amazing and the sugar was just to the required level. Gotta say that "i can be a chef" lol ! :D
20th Jan, 2015
Lovely moist chocolate cake. I made it for a family gathering and everyone loved it. My daughter's boyfriend declared it the "best chocolate cake I have made"and he is a connoisseur of my baking! I think the small chunks of chocolate make it extra special.I did cut the sugar down by 50g because I find recipes too sweet for me ( I always do this & doesn't usually affect the cake )
14th Dec, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous! Super easy recipe, really moist and so delicious! I didn't use almonds and put half the amount of sugar would definitely make this again!
25th Nov, 2014
Lovely cake and easy to make. I used milk chocolate instead of dark just because I prefer milk chocolate.
22nd Oct, 2014
A fantastic recipe! I increased the amount of choc chunks I used to 150g using a combination of white, milk and dark chocolate. I had to add an extra 15 minutes to cooking time but was impressed with how moist it was, A definite winner :)
20th Oct, 2014
Wonderful recipe and so easy to make. Took advise from other comments and doubled the amount of chocolate chunks. The result was a beautiful light cake which was moist and melted in the mouth. Have also made as cupcakes, just as lovely.
30th Aug, 2014
Absolutely perfect, made this with my little nephew and it was perfect! So moist and t was just the right amount of chocolate!
11th Aug, 2014
This is lovely but it needs extra chocolate chips


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