Good afternoon!

Yesterday was my Mum’s birthday, so I decided to bake a cake- a chocolate loaf covered in drizzled chocolate.


It was incredible, and it would be mean of me to keep the recipe a secret, so here you go!

You will need:

  • A loaf tin (900g/2lb)
  • 175g softened, unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100ml milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g plain chocolate (small chunks or drops)
  • A few extra chunks of white and milk chocolate for decorating
  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 3, or 160C/140C fan, and grease your tin.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar (ideally with an electric whisk- I didn’t use one and this took ages) until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, flour, baking powder, milk and cocoa until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, then scrape into the tin.
  5. Bake for 50 mins until golden and risen. (To double check, a skewer poked in the centre will come out clean.)
  6. Take the cake out of the tin, once cooled and leave it on a wire rack, over some kitchen paper.
  7. Melt the chocolate, over hot water or I discovered the microwave is much quicker. Use a spoon, and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cake.
  8. Once the chocolate has set, slice and serve! It should make 8-10 slices, or just eat it all at once… Hmm…

A disclaimer – this took two attempts. The first time I tried, it didn’t cook the whole way through. I can’t say I did anything different the second time though.

If you make this, or you have any other recipes you love, send me pictures and recommendations!

Till next time…

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