One Bowl Chocolate Loaf

Makes one loaf


Unsalted butter


Light brown sugar


Granulated sugar


Large egg, at room temperature



1 tsp

Vanilla extract


Gilchesters Organic Pizza & Ciabatta flour


Dutch processed cocoa powder

1/2 tsp

Baking powder

1/2 tsp

Bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp

Fine sea salt


Pre-heat the oven to 160C. Butter and lightly flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf tin. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy (about 3 mins). Add the egg and beat well, then the buttermilk and vanilla. Don’t worry if the batter looks a little uneven. Sift the flour, cocoa, bicarb of soda and baking powder and salt together into your wet ingredients. Stir together with a spoon until well blended, but do not over-mix. Scrape down the batter in the bowl making sure the ingredients are well blended.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 60-70 mins or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the tin for about 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack. Drizzle with chocolate and enjoy a slice (or two!) with whipped cream and berries.

This has been adapted from the original Smitten Kitchen recipe.

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