Chocolate Coffee Loaf

16 Mar

This cake is a wonderfully soft and light product that can be made dairy free if needed simply by changing the butter and milk. The only reason I say this is because lots of times I have tried to change recipes to be dairy free and they have turned out very dry, this one however does not, it still remains beautifully light!!

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Ingredients:
190g Butter ( for dairy free use vegan butter)
190g Muscovado sugar
130g Plain flour
3 Eggs
60g Cocoa powder
1tsp Baking powder
20ml Milk (water for dairy free)
1tbsp Coffee

Estimated time: 60 minutes (includes cooking time)

Directions:

Weigh your butter and sugar into a bowl that’s big enough to hold all of the mixture. Cream these together until there are no visible lumps of butter left and the colour has become a lighter brown.

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To the sugar slowly mix in the three eggs. Add these one at a time as it will take a while to mix in completely. If you mix it too fast then you will get egg yolk everywhere, this is no time to rush!!

Weigh your dry ingredients into a bowl and sift these together, this is simply for the cocoa or hot chocolate. Once this is all sifted together you can slowly fold the flour into the butter mix. Fold roughly 2/3 of the flour into the mix.

Weigh your milk into a jug and add the coffee to it, if the coffee isn’t completely cold don’t worry as mixing it with the milk will cool it down. Slowly add half of the liquid to the mix and carefully fold it in, this will help to give you a smooth cake mix. Now fold the rest of the flour in, followed by the rest of the milk/coffee.

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Pour the batter into a lined loaf tin. Make sure you have baking paper covering the bottom of the tin and that the sides have been greased to prevent sticking.

Once the mix is all in the tin and almost level bake in the oven at 180c for 40-50 minutes. Once it is cooked test with a skewer as it should come out completely clean.

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Once cooked allow to stand in the tin for roughly 10 minutes before going round the edges of the tin with a palette knife. Now turn out the loaf onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

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This cake is so amazingly light and very easy to make, allowing anyone and everyone to have fun making it 🙂 this cake is perfect for afternoon tea, sitting on the sofa in comfort! This also works well being heated up in a microwave and served with ice cream, an idea that few can turn their nose up at!!!

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