Gerty’s Dark Chocolate Loaf

Of one thing that I’m certain is the fact, that my husband likes a proper chocolate cake. After a little bit of trial and error I eventually developed this one which won his seal of approval.

3 EGGS & CHOCOLATEIngredients

100g/4oz dark chocolate (cocoa solids of 74% or more)

3 Large Eggs

175g/6oz Brown Sugar

175ml/6 fl oz Natural Yogurt (I use the yogurt I make, see                        for the secret of making your own yogurt but shop bought yogurt works really well  too)

200g/7oz Self Raising Flour.CHOCOLATE LOAF

Method

1)   Pre-heat the oven temp Gas 5/190º

2)   Prepare a 2 lb loaf tin or similar with baking parchment

3)   Break the chocolate into small piece and melt by either using a bain-marie or by pulsing in a micro-wave until melted. Be careful not to let it burn or it will taste bitter.

4)   Place the sugar and lightly beaten eggs together in a bowl and using an electric whisk, beat until it is creamy and a little thicker.

5)   Stir in the yogurt and chocolate making certain that it is well combined

6)   Fold in the flour gently, using a metal spoon.

7)   Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45 – 60 mins until well risen and the cake feels firm to the touch or when a skewer inserted comes away clean.

8)   Leave to cool for 5 mins in the tin then turn out and leave to cool completely.SLICE OF CAKE WITH EVAPORATED MILK

Well that’s the basic recipe, to ring the changes try adding glacé cherries, glacé chestnuts or chopped ginger. Your imagination is your only limit.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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6 thoughts on “Gerty’s Dark Chocolate Loaf

  1. Sounds like a chocolate cake that’s good for the soul .
    Gerty do I need special powers to see your yogurt recipe !!! I know it’s there really 😉

  2. Oh how I LOVE chocolate cake! Must try. And yogurt, I will admit, I haven’t done that before, makes it even more interesting! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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