Making cake into a loaf is a form of mind trickery for me.
Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
- 1 2/3 cups (200g) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (125ml) coffee, warm
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup (80ml) sour cream, room temperature
- 1 tbsp. McCormick® vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks or 169g) butter room temperature
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/3 cups (275g) sugar
- 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa
- 1 cup (175g) semisweet morsels
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In the bowl of your food processor, add in flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, butter, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, and salt.
- Turn on food processor to low and run for 1-2 minutes.
- Turn off and scrape down sides. Replace lid and turn on low again.
- Pour warm coffee down the funnel while batter is mixing. Allow to mix for 30 more seconds or until fully incorporated.
- Turn processor off and remove blade.
- Add in morsels and stir until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, approximately 9x4 inches.
- Bake cake for 55-60 minutes, or until the chocolate loaf cake has risen and split down the middle and an inserted toothpick is removed clean.
- Allow to cool on a cooling rack for five minutes.
- Carefully remove cake from loaf pan (while it is still warm) and drizzle with chocolate syrup or ganache or flavor of choice. (or plain!)
- Cut into slices and serve.
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I have always associated a ‘loaf’ as somewhat healthy, not awesomely rich and sweet. Like banana or zucchini bread.
So after I had made this cake, even knowing every wonderful ingredient I had put into it, I still saw that same only loaf in my mind. I treated it like it was a run-of-the-mill bread.
This is not a run-of-the-mill loaf. It is a full on CAKE. A wonderful and delicious chocolate loaf cake.
Which I am sure the average person is able to determine in a matter of seconds as is not weird like me.
This is a chocolate loaf cake that you should immediately serve and cover in gobs of chocolate syrup or ganache. Or a fruit spread. or ice cream. Whatever you do, just make this and let that decadent glorious chocolate richness just melt in your mouth.
You wont be sorry. 😉
Hi, I was wondering if I could substitute vanilla yoghurt with sour cream?
Would really like to try this, but don’t have a food processor right now. Can I just use my electric mixer? Thanks!
I believe you could use your stand mixer or hand held mixer.
Such cute bars, Amanda! And I love your fancy design on top! These sound delectable!
Do you HAVE to use coffee? Can I substitute the same amount of water? I just do not prefer coffee in my baking. Thanks.