Triple Chocolate Loaf Cake
I have a new obsession, loaf cakes! It started when a friend on Facebook shared a recipe for APPLE CINNAMON LOAF CAKE . It was SO good we ate it all in less than 24 hours. This inspired me to go looking for more loaf cake recipes and triple chocolate loaf cake seemed like a good place to start.
I confess, I tweaked the original recipe a bit. It only used cocoa powder but hey, what harm can a few chocolate chips do?
Here are the ingredients you will need:
2/3 cup butter or Stork margarine
1 cup fine white sugar
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup plain flour*
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (you choose the flavours you like)
Begin by buttering a 9x5 inch loaf pan and lining it with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 350F or 175F.
With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at time, and beat until they are well incorporated. Beat in the yogurt and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and cocoa. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it evenly to the edges of the pan and sprinkle over half of the chocolate chips. Pour the remaining cake batter into the pan and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes or until the cake is ALMOST completely set. Remember, DO NOT OVER BAKE this cake or the chocolate will taste bitter. (The original recipe says 'it will look like Lava Cake in the centre')
Let the cake cool in the loaf tin for about 20 minutes before removing it from the pan. Yeah, that's what the recipe says, but I was having a warm slice of this fudgy loaf cake and a cup of tea before 20 minutes was up!
*Here's a little tip... to give your cakes a lighter texture, replace a heaping tablespoon of the flour with an equal amount of cornflour (cornstarch).