Thursday, 27 November 2014

BAKED: Triple Chocolate Loaf


Say hello to the best and worst thing that could happen to you - a triple chocolate dream. Amazing for the taste buds, potentially terrible for your waist! I actually had to leave 3/4 of this at work so I didn't devour the whole thing - my colleagues certainly weren't complaining!

You've seen the photo - I'm not going to bang on about how good it is. Can you hear the slice at the top calling your name yet?
[Adapted from The Londoner's Chocablock]

All you need for one loaf:
180g butter, at room temperature
180g caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
100g ground almonds
125g GF self raising flour - normal works fine
100ml almond milk - semi-skimmed or skimmed work fine
1/2 tsp baking powder
200g milk or dark chocolate, in chunks
200g white chocolate, in chunks
3 tbsp cocoa powder - you can also use 6 tbsp hot chocolate powder if you don't like your chocolate loaf too cocoa-y.
...all cooked in your 2lb loaf tin

Let's get started:


1. Preheat your oven to 150, this is for fan assisted ovens.


2. Cream together your butter and sugar, making sure the mix is smooth and fluffy. Crack in your eggs and continue mixing.


3. Add your flour, almonds, milk, cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder and baking powder. Keep mixing!


4. When you're met with a lovely, silky smooth mix, add your chocolate chunks and mix some more!


5. Line your loaf tin with baking parchment (or grease it if you don't have the parchment) and pour in the mixture.


6. Pop in the middle of your oven to bake for around 45 minutes. The best way to check is with a cake tester - if it comes out with too much of a runny mix on still, it needs a bit longer. I tend to take mine out when it's still a bit wobbly - it leaves the middle perfectly moist and gooey. If you don't want this, I would recommend around 50-55 minutes cooking time.






Let it cool then slice it up, serve with your favourite tea or coffee and get stuck in.

Let me see your Chocolate Loaf if you give it a go - use the hashtag #cookingwithunorganisedchaos or tag me in your photos.

xo

4 comments:

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    1. Emma it's SO good. Had to leave 3/4 of it at work because I would have eaten the whole thing - no joke! I said to Emily we should try and arrange a food bloggers come dine with me in the new year. This can be my dessert ;) xo

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  2. That slice is definitely calling my name! I'm such a chocolate fiend, this looks amazing! I'll definitely be trying it :)

    Hazel Jane xx

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    1. It is definitely worth trying, if I do say so myself. I may even make another at the weekend! xo

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