February 29, 2012

Chocolate Loaf Cake

I've always been easily influenced. Now now, not by the drugs or the kids on the block but by movies, books and the like. After watching Captain America last night (does not compare to Batman but it's manageable), my mind was set on stepping up the fitness game. Then morning hit and sleep overruled.
I had set up some pretty slices for photos but they were all blurry. My books were due at the library, what could I do? 

Another wave of inspiration hit when all my unused sat cookbooks against the wall staring at me. I made up a list of baked goods and recipes for each month so that it would encourage me to try something new. This month's list had a three layer cake. This is not that three layer cake. Turns out sleep overruled again. Never fear! It's the quick fix for those morning chocolate cake cravings.

Chocolate Loaf Cake
Adapted from Blue Eyed Bakers/Two Peas who retrieved it from the Baked boys 
Side note: this is amazing with caramel sauce. That sauce has become a staple in my fridge, It goes with everything minus raw tomatoes because nothing goes with those.   

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
3/4 cup buttermilk (fat-free not recommended, it dries it out a bit)
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F with the rack in the center. Butter and flour a loaf pan (or a 9 x 9 square baking pan) and line with parchment paper. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine brown sugar, cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Turn the mixer on low to incorporate all ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk until blended, then add the buttermilk,oil, and vanilla. Whisk again until just combined. With the mixer to low, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring just until combined. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks by hand. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 1 loaf.


Minted Magazine said...

HAHA your call out is too cute. Who could resist, really?!

Minted Magazine


Hannah said...

I heartily agree!