Nigella's Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Posted on 08/01/2007 by iheartmj
 




Recipe in Cups and Metric.

Notes:
1. I used the metric recipe.
2. I used mini chips. Chips did not sink to the bottom, hooray.
3. I used yoghurt instead of sour cream.
4. Cake cooked for 75 mins.
5. I did the syrup thing after the cake came out of the oven (not 5 mins before). The syrup does not get very thick. I also added the flaked chocolate bits immediately after adding the syrup, causing them to melt slightly. Yum.
6. This cake is terribly difficult to slice because the top came out kinda uneven.
7. It tastes rich but light.
8. I baked in a 8.5x4.5" pan and made 2 extra muffins. The muffins did not have any syrup topping and tasted more plain. So the syrup is important! 
9. I used a cake mixer and not the food processor and mixed the ingredients in this order: butter and sugar, then eggs, then flour+cocoa+baking soda which I sifted (does not state this in the recipe), then sour cream and vanilla, then boiling water, then chips.
10. It is a messy cake! And not that pretty upon cutting, but definitely worth the effort. Not that it took much effort anyways.
binkyboots 1st-Aug-2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
I love making that cake! it's the one my niece requests every year for her "at school" birthday cake. it slices well and is sturdy enough for her teacher to deal with in class, lol. the leftover syrup (eh, I just make extra) makes the best chocolate milkshake.

I line the tin with clingfilm, it doesnt melt in a 170 oven and it makes lifting the cake out really easy, also helps the syrup soak right through.

next time I'm having people over who like chocolate I'll try doing muffins, that sounds like a great idea.
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
After hearing some horror stories regarding the clingfilm, I used foil instead.
pavementartist 1st-Aug-2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
this looks so good!
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Tastes good too!
danieblueeyes 1st-Aug-2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Oh how I love Nigella. Only she would make something so decadent.
Must make once last exam is written. Looks delish!
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Good luck for ur exams :) And do try these out..really good.
punzerel 1st-Aug-2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, yum. How did the yoghurt-sour cream substition work out? I have a few recipes I really have been itching to make that call for sour cream, but I never have sour cream on hand and always have tons of yogurt, so I've been thinking about trying it..did you think it made any difference to the cake?
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
No, I don't think there's any difference (only healthier)! I've made several recipes using yoghurt instead of sour cream and it always turns out moist and yummy. I have never used sour cream in a recipe actually.
punzerel 1st-Aug-2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thank you :D
silent_veracity 1st-Aug-2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
OMG, that looks sooooo good!
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks
levis_jules 1st-Aug-2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
I cannot wait to try this!!!
the_way_i_are 1st-Aug-2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
My eyes just had an orgasm.
stuberyl 1st-Aug-2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha... ew.
shakeybee 1st-Aug-2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
This completely destroys my "diet"
babyboo3013 1st-Aug-2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
wow that looks great.

ps. i looooove your icon!!
slightlymental 1st-Aug-2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
mmmmmm I love this cake. It gets even better over the couple of days after you make it because the syrup soaks in further and makes it taste even richer =)
iheartmj 1st-Aug-2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Wow thanks for that piece of information! I wonder if the cake can even last a few days before it is finished...
pytdee 1st-Aug-2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I love Nigella, I want to move in with her and call her mommmy.
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