Seriously. Once you’ve tasted this chocolate indulgence, you won’t be able to stop. It is simply that good. The cake’s wonderfully fudgy texture is the stuff dreams are made of! (Or mine at least) The dense and moist crumb turns every mouthful into a celebration of palate-clinging exuberance and the intense chocolaty flavour will bring you into a state of hallucinatory shock!
Add to that the delicate creaminess of the chocolate liqueur, with a divine hint of bitterness in the end, (and with a good kick of alcohol to emphasize the rich warmth of the cake!) and what you get is the most delicious chocolate overload in the history of the entire universe.
So yes, this cake should definitely come with a warning, because once you’ve eaten a slice of this chocolate loaf you are bound to head down a dangerous path of morally improper behaviour. (Meaning: you will eat the entire thing without feeling the slightest bit of guilt)
Oh yeah, and it will probably lead to weight gain.
But who f***ing cares?
Triple chocolate loaf with chocolate liqueur
• 2 eggs
• 200gr plain flour
• ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
• 50gr cocoa powder
• 275gr caster sugar
• 175gr unsalted butter
• 75gr yoghurt
• 125ml boiling water
• 100gr dark chocolate chips
• Chocolate liqueur ( to taste, about 3 to 4 shot glasses)
• 25gr dark chocolate
• Chocolate spread (type Nutella)
1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a loaf tin with baking parchment.
2. Put the flour, bicarb, cocoa, sugar, butter, eggs and yoghurt together in a bowl and just whisk it all together.
3. Slowly pour in the boiling water and mix well until you get a satiny brown batter.
4. Mix in the chocolate chips and pour the cake batter into your prepared loaf tin.
5. Bake in the oven for one hour.
6. Take the cake out of the oven and sit it on a cooling rack and, still in its tin, pierce here and there with a cake tester. Pour the chocolate liqueur over the surface of the cake.
7. Once the cake has cooled, remove from the tin and spread a generous amount of Nutella over the top.
8. Take your bar of dark chocolate, and cut it into lovely chocolate splinters of varying thickness. Sprinkle on top of the nutella frosting.