Calling all chocolate lovers!!! If you happen to have a confessed obsession, like me, you have to make this loaf cake. It's has a dense, yet moist texture, and is utterly bursting with that rich chocolate flavour that I love and crave so much!
It's late, well by my standards it's late. I am go to bed early kind of gal. As the sun sets, I can feel the yawns coming on. That's just who I am. The flip side of that is I am a morning person. So much so that I have been a 4:00 am morning person of late. Okay, I don't really want to be stalking the halls at the burglary hour. Fact, apparently between three and four am is when most house burglaries happen. I read that somewhere, so it must be true, right? Promise I am not making it up. But is does sound kind of nuts. So when they turn up, I'll be wide awake and ready. Now I am getting somewhat terrified if they do turn up. Ummm. Right, I am getting totally off topic.
What I was trying to say is that it really is getting well on past my kind of bed time, but I feel the urge to write out this recipe that I promised earlier today. If you are wondering the time, exactly ten thirty pm. Early for some I am sure. But I am starting to feel like a vampire.
My day got caught up with cooking, photographing, washing dishes, then washing more dishes, several dental visits for several people, dog walking, school stuff, and all the other boring snore fest stuff that goes with being the almighty housewife. Okay, I probably shouldn't say that today with it being International Women's Day and all. But empowerment is about choice and my choice is dishes and stuff...ha. But seriously, you know what I mean. There are days when I wonder about my choice.
That's a whole other story. Let's save that for another day.
What I did manage today was a few new recipes that will be hitting the blog in the very near future. If you are on Instagram and saw my story today, you probably can guess what one of the recipes will be. No hints, you all just have to wait. It's easy and good. The story of Julia's Cuisine.
Right now, though, I think we should talk about this cake before I fall asleep.
Okay, when I made this the other week, I was targeting a light and fluffy loaf cake. Not exactly, how it went. But, nothing was lost because it is damn delicious. That's how good it really is. I ate way too much of it, to the point where I almost threw it away. Fess up, we have all been there. I know what we are like. And by we I mean ALL of us. Tell me I am not wrong, please? Otherwise, it 's just me in a corner with too many cakes to count. Thankfully, I do like exercise and salad. It's all about balance right.
Just a bit about the cake. This was super easy to make. Just a really basic loaf cake with no fuss and no frills. As I said in the opening statement, it's dense and moist and full of rich chocolate flavour. If you head on down to the recipe, you will see I used coffee in the recipe. I used strong brewed coffee and please don't skip this step if you make the cake. It really makes it in my personal opinion. The rest of it is pretty straightforward.
We just ate it plain as you see it. I honestly don't think it needed any dressing up or frills shall we say. Great with a cup of tea or coffee.
Right that's me signing off for today. Good night all and happy baking!
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
Makes 2 Loaf cakes / Prep time: 10 minutes / Bake time: 40 minutes
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 Cup/200 grams sugar
2/3 Cup/85 grams cocoa powder
1/2 Cup/120 ml milk
1/4 Cup/60 ml coffee
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup/115 grams butter
1 Cup/175 grams chocolate chips
2 Teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line 2 loaf pans. Set aside.
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
Whisk together the milk and coffee.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter on high speed for about a minute. Add all sugar at once and beat until pale and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Add the eggs, on at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla for about a minute.
Next, add half of the flour mixture and stir in with a wooden spoon. Add the milk coffee mixture and stir until combined. Stir in remaining flour. Add chocolate chips (reserving a few for the top). Stir until mixed through.
Evenly pour batter into the two prepared pans. Sprinkle over remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
Remove from over and put the pans on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Then remove cakes from pans and leave on the wire rack to cool completely.
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