Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

I spent the last bank holiday before Christmas in Bournemouth visiting my in laws. On the last day we had a giant BBQ and my father in law rotisseried two chickens, grilled sausages and my mother in law made loads of side dishes.

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
Yet still on the train back home Alex was hungry again.
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
With no books handy I left it up to my sister to email me a list of ingredients to get on the way home. I only requested it be a loaf cake and had chocolate in it. She sent me this baby.
It’s super soft and super rich! Perfect combination. I topped it with some vanilla bean ice cream.
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake


3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups plain flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

8 ounces/225g chopped dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks 70%)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C and grease and flour a loaf tin.
  2. Whisk the flour, brown sugar, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, oil and buttermilk.
  4. Slowly pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Make sure to reach the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Fold in the chopped chocolate and pour the batter into the greased loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes and flip over and remove from pan. Let cool completely before slicing.
Enjoy! The loaf will be finished before you know it. Did everyone enjoy their bank holiday/labor day?

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