{Fudgy Chocolate Loaf Cake}
  • 225g sugar
  • 110g all-purpose flour
  • 45g Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 125g sour cream
  • 110ml hot water/coffee
  • 65ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and give it a quick mix just until combined - don't overmix the batter.
  4. Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until well risen and it springs back if pressed gently on its surface.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan - as it cools it will slightly deflate.
These quantities are enough for a small loaf cake - 20x10cm - for bigger pans make 1½, up to 2 portions of batter and increase the baking time accordingly.
Recipe by Pastry Workshop at https://pastry-workshop.com/fudgy-chocolate-loaf-cake-chec-simplu-cu-ciocolata/