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Double Chocolate Loaf Cake from Nigella Lawson
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Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

All the chocolate!! An easy and delicious chocolate loaf cake is great for everyday treats!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 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.