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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  1. That looks gorgeous! Very dense and chocolatey. I’ve never made a chocolate loaf cake before, but I’m keen to try…in my mind, calling it a “loaf” means it’s more like bread than cake, so you can eat twice as much!

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks decadent. Quick newbie question thought: what is the difference between a regular cake and a loaf cake? Just the shape?

  3. And would you recommend making this with melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder?

    • I’m not sure I would use melted chocoalte in this recipe since it already has the vast amount of chopped chocolate bars.

      • I just noticed the chocolate on the last line of ingredients, doh! That makes sense. I’m trying this just so I can say I made a loaf… of chocolate.

  4. Ummm… how’d you do that? Reference to my latest blog post? Your new website is cheeky! Okay, I’ll stop commenting now :)

    • It these fancy wordpress plugins! I like it because now I can see what other people are writing about. If anyone doesn’t want to share they just untick the “comment luv” box.

  5. Now, that is what I call a chocolate cake!

  6. I wanted to lick the screen to get to the batter. That cake looks like it would ruin you for all other cakes (and I don’t even like cake!)

  7. oh yeah!!! double chocloate gotta make it looks soooo yuuummmm!!

  8. Hi Kelly, I was inspired by your blog and as your cake looked so lovely I made this at the weekend but my cake had a big hole through the middle! not sure why my cake didn’t turn out as nice as yours! Any ideas?!! Jessie x

    • on no! that’s so weird! Did it taste ok though? I think it’s just an air bubble. Try tapping the bottom of the tin on the kitchen counter once or twice before putting in the oven.

      • it still tasted lovely so not to worry! I’ll have to try again, Thanks xx

  9. I’m not usually interested in the cake and ice cream thing, but that chocolate cake looks incredible! Thanks for sharing.


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