Chocolate Loaf Cake

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


55g cocoa
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
2 eggs
180ml milk
115g butter or baking spread, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4 and line your loaf tin with baking paper or reusable liner.
  2. 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.
  3. Add 3/4 of the chocolate chunks and combine – save some chunks to sprinkle on top before baking.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Pour your mixture into the tin and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chunks on top.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack.
  9. Slice and enjoy!


Found at Sugar Salt Magic.


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