Apr 10, 2013

Chocolate Loaf

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.



Sonal said...

You're giving me the midnight munchies!!! Looks absolutely great.

NS said...

This looks lovely! And quite easy too! I have recently taken to baking and this is the next thing I am going to make..

Meenakshi said...

This looks delicious! I am always on the lookout for a new chocolate cake recipe- this looks incredibly dense and moist. And can be made with readily available ingredients! Must try.

Poonam said...

Hey Meenakshi, thank you so much! Do let me know if you try it. thanks for stopping by :)

Poonam said...

hey! thanks for stopping by! pls do try this recipe. and also lemme know how it goes :)

Poonam said...

thank you sonal!!