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Coffee & Chocolate Loaf

September 3, 2015

Dark & Lovely

This was a lovely tea time treat and although it looks simple there is a delicious depth to it that will keep your guests very happy.


This recipe was taken from Cake Days: The Hummingbird Bakery (Harper Collins Publishers, 2011).


190g unsalted butter, 130g plain flour, 190g soft light brown sugar, 3 large eggs, 60g cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 20ml whole milk, 1 tbsp strong coffee (brewed and cooled).


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  4. Pour the milk into a jug the mix with the coffee mixture.
  5. Add the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees C.
  7. Grease a loaf tin and dust with flour.
  8. Pour the batter into the loaf tin.
  9. Bake for an hour until the sponge is firm and a skewer in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool in a loaf tin before turning onto a rack.

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