Those moments when your house is filled with the aroma of a chocolate loaf baking….are the moments I live for. This dark chocolate loaf is surely going to melt your hearts.
Hello Lovely Readers,
I am sorry for being away for 2 weeks now. If you have been following me on Instagram, you would know that I was in Kathmandu during the Nepal Earthquake,25th April 2015. Those were really tough days but now things are much under control. Nepal is fighting back and a new Nepal is going to build soon. This recipe is the one I was supposed to post 2 week ago. I haven’t really baked or cooked much these 2 weeks.
P.S- Please #PrayforNepal Guys!!!!
This Dark Chocolate Loaf was for my Mom as she is really fond of loaf cakes. Its one of her weaknesses. So this Mother’s Day what better than posting My Mom’s Favorite Recipe.
Who doesn’t love a slice of rich dark chocolate loaf? I hardly know of anybody. And if you are one of those, please do not speak to me 😛 Just kidding guys. But really, this is one thing that you definitely need on a Sunday. A slice of these along with a cup of coffee and your favorite movie is enough to distress from all that you went through during the weekdays. This is totally how I love spending my Sundays. :3
I baked a Pistachios,Nuts and Chocochip Loaf a few months ago which was quite a hit. I haven’t baked loafs since then although I was craving them since long. I don’t know why but I have this special attachment with a beautifully risen loaf. Do you feel the same???? If I am going through a really bad day, all I want to do is Bake. It is theorapatic. It is the best way I can relax.
When we talk about chocolate cakes or loafs, I personally do not like it too sweet. I made this loaf once before but it was a total disaster. I used sweet milk chocolate and it ruined the entire loaf for me. It turned out too sweet and I hated it like anything. I was so upset that I didn’t want to give it another shot, until I tried them now. This time I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate along with Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and my loaf came out exactly the way I wanted it to. It wasn’t sweet or too bitter. Just perfect to my liking.
P.S- Trust me guys, a sweet chocolate loaf is just not worth it…. Try this one!!!
Generally, I post a fuss free and easy recipe on a Sunday for all you guys. And most of you must be wondering looking at the picture that this ain’t EASY. But here is the surprise…This loaf is ready in about 50 mins from start to finish and you have to do nothing while its baking. Yes this is TRUE. You really don’t need to be pro at baking to make these. Just follow the steps and measurements and you are good to go. As i always say, please follow the measurements to the par while you are baking and your end results would be amazing.
P.S- The Correct Measurements are extremely important while baking.
I also added dark chocolate chips to this one. I feel they enhance the flavor and texture of the cake all the more. Also it gives it a little bite and crunch and I absolutely love it. It is entirely optional though. You could also replace it with hazelnuts, cashews or any other nuts or dried fruits of your choice.
Lets get started with the recipe now.
RECIPE: DARK CHOCOLATE LOAF
Makes: One 9″ Loaf
Prep Time: 15 mins
Baking Time: 40 mins
- All Purpose Flour- 200 gms
- Unsalted Butter-50 gms
- Sugar-100 gms
- Salt-1/2 tsp
- Baking Powder-2 tsp
- Baking Soda-1 tsp
- Hershey’s Dark Chocolate- 1 bar
- Hershey’s Coco Powder- 3 to 4 Tbsp
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips-1/4th cup
- Vanilla Extract-1 tsp
- Yogurt-1/2 cup
- Oil-1/4th cup
In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and coco powder. Set this aside. Sift twice if possible.
In another bowl melt the dark chocolate. I melted it in a microwave stirring every 3 seconds until its is smooth.
Now beat the butter, sugar together until it is combined. Add oil and melted dark chocolate and whisk everything until smooth. Make sure you do not over beat it.
Now add the dry ingredients in the wet ingredients,,alternating with yogurt until everything is smooth and combined. The mixture need not be very watery. It will be thick so don’t worry.
Add vanilla extract and this mixture is ready. At the end add half a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips.
Line your loaf tin with some parchment paper, and add the mixture. Bake in a pre heated oven for 40 mins at 180 degrees.
Your amazing dark chocolate loaf is now ready.
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