This super decadent and rich double chocolate loaf recipe is all you’ve ever wanted and dreamed of in a dessert that pairs super well with all the summer berries that are in season right now.
After the incredible last week I had with my cookbook launch (more about that here and don’t forget to enter the super awesome giveaway that’s happening here) it is time to celebrate, and this double chocolate loaf cake is more than worthy of serving for a celebration.
Made with two kinds of chocolate (chocolate chips and cocoa powder) and a hint of coffee added to bring out even more intense chocolate flavors, this loaf is pretty much the best chocolate loaf ever. When I first made the loaf, I could not stop eating it, every time I’d walk by I’d have a little bite. I literally had to give it to my hubby to take to work because I was in fear I would eat the whole thing by myself, it’s THAT good!
And is it just me, or if the word ‘loaf’ is in the recipe title do you automatically associate it with being ‘healthier’? I know it’s not, but I like to think it is, because that justifies having more than one piece, right? LOL. But seriously, I have a love of baking loaves, there’s something homey and romantic feeling about making a delicious loaf – just like with this zucchini banana nutella swirl loaf from last year, they’re so yummy and great for sharing at family gatherings or with coworkers.
A note I would make about this loaf is that after baking it and letting it cool, the top forms a little bit of a crust and does sink in a little (which is totally a-ok) and what I like to do is cut the loaf in 8-10 pieces, and then cut each slice in half for prettier serving.
This double chocolate loaf is super dense and chocolatey bite after bite, it goes great with summer berries. Here I’m serving it with raspberries, but it would also go great with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries – basically it would go great with any berries you have on hand (or it would even go great with cherries)!
Recipe slightly adapted from Nigella Lawson’s recipe for dense chocolate loaf cake.
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