Monday, May 03, 2021

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze

I've had this recipe on my to-make list forever. Follow the original at the Hungry Hutch for more specifics on methods and chocolates used! I just used a combination of what I had on hand and called it good! 

corner view of the glazed chocolate loaf, rich brown below and shiny on top

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake with Chocolate Glaze


Chocolate Loaf Cake

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (semisweet, bittersweet, some combo)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons espresso instant coffee powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Glaze

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (semisweet, bittersweet, some combo)
  • 2 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter

two slices of loaf, dripping chocolate glaze on a pumpkin colored plate on a turquoise placemat


  1. Make the Chocolate Loaf Cake: Bring the milk to a boil in a sauce pot. Pour the milk over the butter and chocolate and stir until melted. Let cool for at least 15 minutes. (This would be a good time to measure out the remaining ingredients.)
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350˚F. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt into the slightly cooled chocolate mixture. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, and baking soda; add to the chocolate mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. (It will be a fairly loose batter.) Transfer to the prepared pan and bake until a cake tester or wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool for a while in the pan, before taking out to cool completely.
  4. Make the Chocolate Glaze: Put all of the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at half power for 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth, about 1 minute total. Spread the glaze on top of the cake and then serve.0

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