Double chocolate loaf

Chocolate is LOVE, chocolate is LIFE!

I love that I can whip up a chocolate cake whenever the craving hits with this recipe. You can halve it and make mug cakes too! Chocolate cake needs no introduction so let’s get straight to it!

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons oil

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 tablespoon coffee powder – optional

chocolate chips – optional

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Method

  1. Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Add wet to dry and fold everything in. Toss the chocolate chips if using in the reserved dry mix and then fold into mixture. Doing this keeps the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom and burning.
  3. Pour into your lined loaf pan and bake at 180 degree celsius for 10-15 minutes. Baking time can vary according to your oven. Mine takes about 12 minutes.
  4. Cool and enjoy!

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If you want to fancy this up and frost it, there is a super easy way to do so. Just take one cup chocolate chips or chop up a chocolate bar. You can use any kind you like – I love mixing dark and milk chocolate for my frosting. Heat up 1/2 cup of cream – don’t let it come to a roaring boil please! Pour the hot cream to the chocolate chips and set aside for 2 minutes till the chocolate gets melted. Give it a stir, add a pinch of salt and whip for 5 minutes. Only one thing to do now – frost! If your frosting it too runny, just add in 1 tablespoon cornflour and whip well.

You can also use this recipe to make muffins like I did!

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