Thursday, December 9, 2010

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake


I cannot remember how i actually ended up making this cake but i know something to do with
getting rid of some choc chips which i bought long time ago. I came across this in the internet
and thinking i could just make this, not too many ingredients needed and simple steps. I was
actually quite impressed with the end results..simple yet moist, full of chocolate flavour , it's not
light nor dense..maybe in between , just nice. The original recipe comes with a simple decoration,
some choc drizzling over the cake to look more attractive but i just skipped that.



Ingredientsfrom this website )
175gm softened butter,plus extra for greasing
175gm golden caster sugar ( i used normal caster sugar)
3 eggs
140gm self raising flour
85gm ground almonds
1/2 tsp baking powder
100ml milk
4tbsp cocoa powder
50gm plain choc chips or chunks
few extra chunks, white,plain and milk choc, for decorating

Method:
1.Heat oven to 160C.Grease and line a 2lb/900gm loaf tin with parchment paper.( i used a 9"x5" loaf tin)
2.Beat the butter and sugar with electric whisk until light and fluffy.
3.Beat in the eggs,flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and coca powder until smooth.
4.Stir in the choc chips and then scrape into the baking tin.
5.Bake for 45-50mins until golden, risen and skewer comes out clean in the centre of the cake.
6.Cool in the tin,then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper. Melt the extra choc chunks separately over barely simmering water or in bowls in microwave, then use a spoon to drizzle each in turn over the cake. Leave to set before slicing.

15 comments:

  1. your loaf looks so moist and chocolaty! double yummy!

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  2. The chocolate cake look very moist. Yum!

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  3. Looks so moist and yummy! I want to bookmark it! Thanks :)

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  4. This choc cake looks moist, must be good!

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  5. Lena, your cake looks so moist and delicious I wish I could have a piece with my coffee. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Yup, simplicity is the best a lot of times. But, many often take it for granted.

    Hey, you're typical of most Chinese leh ... like my parents! They skip frosting, drizzling and whatnot! In fact, they don't have sweet tooth!! HAHA! Well, I sometimes skip these too if I don't feel like taking heavy food ... Sugar itself is lethal. LOL! So is choc!!

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  7. Lena, your choc cake looks so moist and yummy!

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  8. This rich chocolatey cake looks great without frosting...yumm yumm

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  9. thank you all.

    hi pei lin, well it depends sometimes..if it's a cake to give away, probably i would add a little frosting..you know the hazelnut chiffon which i made, i actually scrapped away half the frosting when i ate that..but i think most of the time, it caused by lazy bones..ha!

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  10. am a big fan of chocolate this is awesome...wish to grab one piece of it :) and thanks for stopping by my blog and for ur kind words of appreciation

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  11. Wow, this is a double chocolate threat! Looks so moist and delicious. Can you send a piece to me ;)

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  12. dark and rich just the way I like it. Will try this when my diet is over lol

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  13. Looks great, but can you convert the gm and ml to US metrics? Thanks!

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