Dense and Dark Chocolate Loaf Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In2 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Butter8 Ounce (200 Gram, Plus Extra For Greasing)
 Butter1 Teaspoon (Extra For Greasing)
 Dark chocolate4 Ounce, broken into chunks (100 Gram, Use One That'S 70% Cocoa Solids)
 Natural yogurt150 Gram (150 Gram Pot)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Eggs3 Large
 Self raising flour9 Ounce (250 Gram)
 Dark muscovado sugar6 Ounce (175 Gram)
 Soda bicarbonate1⁄2 Teaspoon
For topping
 Double cream3 1⁄2 Fluid Ounce (100 Milliliter)
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Dark chocolate4 Ounce, chopped (100 Gram)

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Set your oven to preheat at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Prepare a shelf at the middle of the oven.
2) In a large loaf tin (about 20cm long, measured from the top edge), place a large sized baking paper inside the loaf tin keeping extra paper on the sides.

MAKING
3) In a large saucepan, put butter and chocolate. Heat up over low flame to melt the ingredients by continuous stirring.
4) Allow this to cool for 5 minutes and whisk in yogurt and vanilla to this. Next whisk eggs and a pinch of salt to the mixture.
5) In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Stir this into the chocolate mixture to smooth consistency.
6) Pour this into the tin and place inside the oven.
7) Bake this for 45 minutes until it rises and has a shiny surface.
8) Allow to cool inside the tin for another 15 minutes. Turn out on a wire rack and allow cooling completely.
9) In a small saucepan, add cream and bring this to a boil. Stir in butter and half part of the chopped chocolate.
10) Remove from heat and allow melting down.
11) Ice the cake with the cream.

SERVING
12) Sprinkle remaining chopped chocolate on top and serve.
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