Baking ~ Double Chocolate Loaf Cake♥

Hello everyone!

With it being the Easter school holidays over where we live, today we decided to bake. Baking is one of our favorite things to do in spare time, I love to see the outcomes and even when it doesn't go to plan, I love learning from the mistakes that we previously made when trying again. 
After browsing the internet for a nice, quick and easy recipe, we stumbled across this one, a double chocolate loaf recipe, that truly looked scrummy!

Ingredients ~
To make your own double chocolate loaf cake you will need - 
175g of soft butter
175g of caster sugar
3 eggs
140g of self raising flour
100ml of milk
4 table spoons of coco powder
50g of chocolate chips or chunks 
Extra chocolate for decorating. 
(The recipe does also say to include 85g of ground almonds and half a teaspoon of baking powder, however we don't like almonds and didn't have any baking powder in so did it without and the outcome was fine. If you do chose to make this and would like to add the almonds and baking powder then feel free to do so, you can adapt the recipe however you like to suit you.)

Method ~
As with most recipes, the first step is to preheat the oven and to line your tin. For this, you will need a loaf tin, and for fan ovens, like ours, you need to set it to 140 degrees Celsius. If your oven is gas, then it is gas mark 3, and if it is electric then it is 160 degrees Celsius. 

Then, add your 175g of butter and sugar into a mixing bowl, before mixing with a electric whisk (a hand whisk will do if you don't own an electric one) until all mixed together and it is light and fluffy.

Next, crack in your three eggs, add your self raising flour, add your coco powder and pour in the milk before whisking again. 

(All mixed together, mmmmmmmm)

The last step before putting them in the oven is adding your 50g of chocolate. With it being Easter on Sunday, we had eggs that our family and friends have kindly gifted to us, so we used these. 

Then, pour into your lined and greased tin and cook for 45-50 minutes!
For some reason, ours took around one hour and twenty minutes before it was done, but the recipe we used said 45-50 minutes so I would say if you are going to make it then go with that and if it still isn't finished then leave it for a little longer. You can tell if it is done by putting a cocktail stick or skewer into the middle and seeing if it is dirty or not. If it comes out dirty then it isn't done yet. 

Once out of the oven, leave to cool then cover in melted chocolate. 

This recipe is truly scrumptious and very easy to do. We found this on bbc good food, and you can take a look at the original here.
If you decide to make one of these then please tweet us @floralandcoral or tag us on instagram @livelaughlovee_x , we would love to see your recreations!
We hope that you have had a truly amazing Easter if you celebrate it.
Thank you for reading,

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