|Name:||Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake||Contributor:||AnneDwife|
|Description:||Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake||Posted:||2002-10-25|
|Key words:||chocolate, cake||Category:||Desserts|
|Ingredients:||1 c unsalted butter, softened
1-2/3 c brown surgar
2 lg eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz Hershey special dark chocolate, melted
1-1/3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 c plus 2 Tbsp boiling water
|Preparation:||Preheat oven to 375 F.
Grease and line with parchment a 9x5 loaf pan. The lining is important since it is a damp cake.
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, beating in well.
Fold in cooled melted chocolate. Take care in blending, you do not want to overbeat the mixture.
Gently add the flour, to which you have added the baking soda, alternately with the boiling water, until you have smooth and fairly liquid batter.
Pour into the lined loaf pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven down to 325F and continue to bake for another 15 minutes. The cake will be a little squidgy inside, so an inserted cake tester won't come out completely clean.
Place the loaf pan on a rack, and let it get completely cold before turning it out. The cake will sink in the center...not a problem. This cake ages well.
Makes 8 to 10 slices.
|Notes:||I was looking for a recipe for an easy dense chocolate cake. I found this one in Nigella Lawson's "How to be a domestic Goddess". She calls for bittersweet chocolate and I substituted "Hersey's Special Dark".|
|Equipment:||9" x 5" loaf pan|