If you’re anything like me you would need a snack every coupla hours. Post breakfast, pre lunch, evening snack, midnight munching. Besides the usual meals of course. If you’re anything like me, it would be a good idea to have this chocolate loaf around- steal a slice every time you need it. Its super yumm on its own but if you want you could dress it up differently each time- with some whipped cream, fruits, with a cup of tea or even some rich chocolate sauce to have as dessert.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-Preheat the oven to 175°C. Butter and lightly flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
-Add the egg and beat well, then the yoghurt and vanilla.
- Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda into your wet ingredients. Stir together with a spoon until well-blended but do not overmix.
-Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for about 10 to 15 minutes before removing and cooling further on a wire rack.