Chocolate Loaf

This fantastic Double Chocolate Loaf Cake combines two of our favourite things in life - Chocolate and Cake! So as you can guess, we are extremely excited to share this brilliant cake recipe with you and have a go at making it ourselves!

It's been a while since we've shown you a recipe that uses one of our great loaf tins and what better way is there to make up for it than with a loaf cake? We imagine quite a lot of you are getting your summer bodies ready, so a double chocolate cake perhaps isn't the most ideal recipe but sometimes you've got to ditch the diet for a day and treat yourselves, and this cake certainly is a treat!

This delicious recipe can be found on the BBC Good Food website, and the image is from Chris Lott (view original version here).



  • 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g golden caster sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour 
  • 85g ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder 
  • 50g plain chocolate chips or chunks 
  • a few extra chunks of white, plain and milk chocolate, for decorating


Step 1 - Line your tin with baking parchment and heat your oven to the correct temperature: 160C/140C Fan/Gas Mark 3.

Step 2 - Beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.

Step 3 - Beat in the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and cocoa, until smooth.

Step 4 - Stir in the chocolate chips, then scrape into the tin.

Step 5 - Bake for 45 - 50 mins until golden, risen and the skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.

Step 6 - Cool in the tin, then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper.

Step 8 - 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.

Step 9 - Leave to set before slicing.


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