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Easy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Chocolate Loaf Cake, double choc 🙂  

Flipping heck I have just realised I have no chocolate cake per se on my website!! How did that happen? I have lots and lots of loaf cakes and they are really really popular, but not a chocolate one – so here you have –

The BEST Chocolate Loaf Cake on the planet!! 

So I needed to remedy that – so here it is….  (whispers it’s actually double chocolate loaf cake 🙂 it has actual pieces of chocolate inside too – winning!! Yes yes yes) 

 

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Moist Chocolate Cake 

I think the one thing we can all agree on is a really good chocolate cakes needs to be moist. And for me it needs to have a big HIT of chocolate, else what’s the point? Deep and dark chocolate flavour 

So my recipe certainly delivers on that, chocolate everywhere. I also include vegetable oil too which all helps the loaf stay nice and moist

And this is what the mix should look like, just incase you need to see even more chocolate 

 

Chocolate Loaf Cake Topping, yum 

And did I mention it’s actually DOUBLE chocolate cake – as there’s chucks of chocolate inside too!! As it’s so chocolatey just don’t need to split it and add butter cream

My topping is a short of chocolate ganache – delivering yet another layer of chocolate 

 

Can I have the cake without topping?  

Yes of course, you could have it warm with ice cream or cream. Or just cold with a nice cuppa 

It’s moist enough not to have anything on top, but it’s so lovely with it 

 

Easter Chocolate Loaf Cake 

This cake is perfect for all year round when you just NEED a chocolate cake. That’s what I love to do, have proven recipes that work and are amazing, then just play around with the decoration depending on the occasion. 

To be honest this would also make a great birthday cake loaf – for the chocoholics out there 

I was thinking this cake would be perfect for Easter chocolate baking as well.

You could decorate with any type of toppings, mini eggs, malteaser bunnies – almost anything – yum!

And super cute 

 

Top Tips for your Chocolate Loaf Cake 

 

  • Do please add the coffee – don’t worry it really doesn’t add any coffee flavour it just brings out the flavour of the chocolate 
  • Make sure your cake is totally COLD  and your topping is cold too, before you add it to the top of the cake, otherwise you’ll end up in a runny chocolate mess 
  • To store your cake make sure it’s in an airtight container or wrapped really well in foil and pop it in the fridge 
  • It won’t last long I’m sure ha ha , but i’d say 4 days in the fridge (cream in the topping) 

 

Loaf Cakes 

If you’ve been following me for a long time you will know how much I LOVE a loaf cake! I have lots of them on my site 

The thing about a loaf cake is they are really neat and tidy and so easy to slice and serve, and the bonus is only one tin 🙂 

 

Loaf Liners for loaf Cakes?

Also before I forget, have you discovered loaf liners yet?

Oh they are fantastic, you can say ‘bye’ to trying to line a loaf tin!

I love them, so easy and you can find them in most supermarkets and they are not expensive either

Simply pop them in your loaf tin – job done 

 

Just a note, I always use my trusted stand mixer however there is no reason you can mix by hand.

So why not have a go and please let me know what you think! I’d love to know 

 

Another Loaf Cake 

I have a lot of Loaf Cakes on my website 

I thin k you might also like my Cherry Maderia – It’s really popular 

Cherry Madeira Cake , sliced on a plate

 

BIG Love as always 

Clare x

Cook Blog Share

 

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE

CAKE

  • 150g Butter
  • 175g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 medium Eggs
  • 175g Self raising Flour
  • 3  Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (not drinking chocolate)
  • 1 Teaspoon Instant Coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon boiling water
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 100g (real) Dark Chocolate, chopped roughly into chunks

 

TOPPING 

  • 60ml Single Cream
  • 100g Dark Chocolate (real)
  • Splash Cold Milk

Preparation Method

  1. Pre-Heat the oven to Gas 4 / 160C fan
  2. Grease and line a 2 llb / 900g loaf tin – I use those loaf liners they are fantastic
  3. Cream your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I use my trusty stand mixer
  4. Add one egg at a time beating well, don’t worry if it curdles a little just keep mixing and add a tablespoon of the flour.
  5. Next sift the self raising flour and cocoa powder and add to the mix, stirring with a spoon or spatular
  6. In a cup add your coffee and boiling water and stir – add this to your batter mix followed by your oil and stir to combine
  7. Finally add your chocolate chunks – stir well
  8. Pop mix into tin, smooth top and bake on the middle shelf for approx. 55-60 Minutes 1- watch the top make sure it doesn’t burn
  9. Test with a skewer – if it comes out clean it’s baked
  10. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack!

Next Make your topping

  1. In a small pan add your cream and chocolate, over a gentile heat stir until melted
  2. Remove from the heat and add a splash of cold milk
  3. Leave to cool
  4. When both your cake and your topping is COLD, spoon your chocolate topping mix on top of the cake and make sure the top is covered, it doesn’t matter if it trickles down the side
  5. Leave to set and slice and enjoy!!

Comments

Eddo says:
Very good cake Claire, Louie demolished his piece and said it was one of the best chocolate cakes he had ever tried, and he has tried quite a lot!! 😁
    Clare x says:
    Perfect to hear and thanks for the comment x
Matt Smith says:
Hi Clare - truly the best chocolate cake I have tasted....lovely and moist and above all really easy to make. Instructions and ingredients worked perfectly and will definitely be making this again soon!!
    Clare x says:
    Great to hear x Thank you
Marita says:
Yum I love chocolate cake and this one seems so versatile. Definitley on my list for this weekend.
    Clare x says:
    Oh thanks - it is flipping good x
Choclette says:
No chocolate cake until now? That's a shocking admission. I've lost count of how many I have now. Looks delicious.
    Clare x says:
    I know right? so bad - I do have a chocolate Birthday cake and brownies and a whole host of other chocolate puds, but not a plain cake :-) x
Melissa says:
This looks very moist and decadent. I have never made a chocolate cake in a loaf pan but that is a fantastic idea to encourage moderate sized portions.
    Clare x says:
    indeed 0 except it doesn't stop me have 2 slices :-) x
Desicart says:
Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty!
    Clare x says:
    Thanks - it really is x
Jo says:
This looks delicious... you had me at that glaze!!
Louise Fairweather says:
This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing #cookblogshare
    Clare x says:
    Thanks Louise - it's rather good x
Laura says:
Could you use milk chocolate instead of dark?
    Clare x says:
    Yes hun x