The classic loaf cake, stuffed full of chocolate chunks and perfect for a half-term holiday picnic! I love loaf cake recipes – so simple to mix and slam in the oven, but you do need a good hour to bake them, so leave plenty of time!
Chocolate Loaf Cake
260g plain flour
100g dark brown sugar
50g white granulated or caster sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp (or a good pinch) salt
200g dark chocolate chunks
115g butter or baking spread, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 and line your loaf tin with baking paper or reusable liner.
- Mix the dry ingredients first – pop the cocoa, sugars, flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a bowl and whisk together, ensuring any lumps are gone.
- Add 3/4 of the chocolate chunks and combine – save some chunks to sprinkle on top before baking.
- In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour your mixture into the tin and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chunks on top.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a skewer or toothpick comes out with a few crumbs on. Mine took just over 60 minutes, so be aware it may take a little longer.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack.
- Slice and enjoy!
Found at Sugar Salt Magic.