Nigella Lawson’s recipe for dense chocolate loaf cake, is moist, rich, and chocolatey. It is perfect for a snack or to serve for dessert.
Good morning friends, did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? I hope it was all that you wanted and more. Ours was pretty low key, just the way I like it. Because of the landscaping and other obligations I did not get around to making the German chocolate cake that I wanted but I did make one of my all time favorite chocolate loaf cakes. I am pretty sure that chocolate on Valentine’s Day is a “must” for all celebrations.
This dense chocolate loaf cake recipe is from Nigella Lawson and it moist, rich, fudgy and delicious. The only problem is that every time I walk by the kitchen I cut a piece off and eat it, I could eat this whole loaf by myself. The cake is perfect for dessert, but you can enjoy it as a snack or with a cup of coffee or tea.
If you want add some fresh berries and a dollop of whipping cream or some homemade no churn ice cream, and a drizzle of hot fudge. As they say, “in for a penny in for a pound.” Personally, I like it plain and I like to eat it as a treat for breakfast.
Nigella Lawson Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake
1 cup soft unsalted butter
1 2/3 cups dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup freshly brewed coffee(substitute boiling water)
2 tablespoons bourbon(substitute boiling water)
Cream the butter and sugar, with an electric hand-held mixer, or with your stand mixer, then add the eggs and vanilla, and beat well. Next, fold in the melted and slightly cooled chocolate, do not overbeat, you want the ingredients combined but you do not want a light airy mass. Add the bourbon, mix well. Then gently add the flour mixture, alternately with the coffee a little of each at a time until you have a smooth and fairly liquid batter.
Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan, leave at least 1 INCH of space from the rim to the batter or this loaf will flow over the pan, pour any excess batter into a small loaf pan(test the little loaf at 20 minutes), and bake for 30 minutes at 375.
THEN, Turn the oven down to 325 degrees and continue to cook for another 15 minutes. The cake will still be a fudgy inside, so an inserted cake tester or skewer won’t come out completely clean. Place the pan on a rack and leaf the loaf in the pan until completely cold, I like to leave it overnight. The loaf will sink in the middle because this is a very dense loaf cake. Remove from pan, slice and enjoy.
NOTE: you cannot taste the coffee, it simple enhances the flavor of the chocolate. If you do not want to use the coffee use 1 cup of boing water.
If you do not was to add the bourbon, add 2 tablespoons of boiling water.
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