Friday, October 15, 2010

Chocolate Loaf Cake.

chocolate cake

chocolate cake

chocolate cake

This cake is moist and light and dense all at once. Next time I make this, I'll substitute the water for some kind of alcohol, like baileys or schnapps. Not that I'm obsessed with making boozey cakes or anything...
Adapted from Nigella Lawson's "How to be a domestic goddess."
Oven 190C

225g butter
375g dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g dark chocolate
200g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 cup boiling water

Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl over boiling water.
Meanwhile, Cream the sugar, butter and 1 egg. Add the vanilla and the other egg.
Fold in the melted chocolate, being careful not to put too much air into the batter.
Mix the flour and the bicarb.
Add 1 spoonful of flour mix, and then 1 spoonful of water. Repeat until all mixed in.
The batter will be pretty thin.
Pour into a lined loaf tin.
Bake for 30 mins. Then turn the oven down to 170C and bake another 15 mins.
Cool completely before taking out of the tin.

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