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Terrys Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

Soft and rich, this loaf cake is quick to make using the all in one method, and even easier to eat with Terrys chocolate orange melted into the cake and on top.
I've been on a bit of a coconut kick lately. I told you all about this condensed milk loaf cake but what I didn't mention were the dark chocolate and Terrys milk chocolate variations I made of these wonderful cookies. Don't take my word for it and try them yourself - all three versions are wonderful. The next cake I've picked out to bake has also got coconut in along with a bit of cardamom. Fingers crossed I'll get to make it this week.
For now though I'm returning to my roots and giving you something chocolatey. I LOVE chocolate! And I love Terrys chocolate orange too. I even use it in my favourite ever ultimate brownies. The centre bit is my favourite - you know what I mean, the piece left over when you break each of the segments away. Don't try telling me I'm the only one who has favourite parts of foods! I know lots of people have very particular ways of eating Jaffa cakes.
I've had this cake bookmarked for a good few months now. When Mum insisted I start making use of the 9 chocolate oranges she had collected I decided it was time to put the recipe to use. With my own little twist of course. It baked and sliced liek a dream. The crumb is so soft and silky while the ground almonds and cocoa add a sumptuous level of richness. This exquisite flavour is boosted by the addition of melted Terrys chocolate, the hint of orange coming through like a whisper in a chocolate haze. The thick sweeping of chocolate is on top is the perfect cap to finish such a wonderful cake.
I used my favourite all in one method to speed up the preparation time - the best way to get to eat your bakes quicker! I smiled to myself as I popped this one into the oven. I had such a good feeling about it and this continued right through serving a slice up to my mum at tea break to taking my first bite for my pudding. In fact, the only time I didn't smile while making this one was when I scooped up the final crumbs. To save you from such a fate I suggest you keep therest of the cake close by so you can swiftly cut another slice.
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Terrys Double Chocolate Loaf Cake by Laura July-20-2015
Makes 1 1lb loaf cake
Soft and rich, this loaf cake is quick to make using the all in one method, and even easier to eat with Terrys chocolate orange melted into the cake and on top.
  • 85g margarine or butter, softened
  • 85g granulated sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 70g plain flour
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 50 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Terrys milk chocolate orange, chopped
Instructions 1. Set the oven to 170 C/150 C fan and line a 1 lb loaf tin.2 Melt 100g of the chocolate and allow to cool slightly. Place into a large bowl with the remaining ingredients (sifting the dry ones) except the leftover chocolate. Mix together until just combined.3. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and level off. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 mins until a cake tester inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool on a wire rack.4. When the cake is cool, remove from the loaf tin. Melt the remaining chocolate the spread over the cake to finish.
I'm sending this cake off to Kerry's Cake Club at Kerry Cooks and Lucy at Supergolden Bakes for the last time she will be hosting CookBlogShare. Also to Jac at Tinned Tomatoes for Bookmarked Recipes - I found it on the BBC Good Food site.

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