Yesterday I had a food porn moment, and decided to make an ultimate chocolate loaf with chocolate glaze and cranberries. It was so simple, it took me about 10 min to prepare it, and then 50 min in the oven. You have to try it! The important thing about this cake is that it’s not about the amounts, its about the proportions. I measured mine in glasses, as that’s how my mom always did it. Normal tea sort of glass about 150-200 ml.
You will need:
2 glasses of normal flour
2 glasses of sugar
5-6 tbsp of good cocoa
1 tsp of baking powder
225 g of butter
handful of dried cranberries
Melt the butter, sugar and cocoa in a pan on a low heat. Add vanilla. Leave about 100 ml out for the glaze. Let it cool, then add the eggs to the remaining mix and whisk in well. Add the flour, mix until well combined. That’s it! J it’s that easy.
Now, you can add more cocoa if you want it darker, richer. You can also add choc chips to the mix , or nuts if you wish. I like it plain.
I baked it in a loaf tin, just because I like the shape, and it’s a chocolate loaf after all! I greased the tin and lined it with some cocoa powder. I poured the mix in and baked it in 180C for about 50 min or until the skewer comes out clean.
I left it to cool for about 15 min, an when it was still slightly warm, I poured over the glaze and let it drip over the sides ( food porn moment!!!) then decorated it with cranberries (cause of the nice colour contrast) you can use coconut shavings or nuts to decorate as well.
The glaze soaks into the cake leaving it nice and moist. It has a crunchy bite to it, but inside it’s soft and fluffy and super chocolate-y! you gotta try it. Here’s how it looks 😉 I served it with a bit of extra choc glaze on the side 😉 hope you like it!