Loaf cake

To me a cake is not something that is covered in tons of cream but something that can be enjoyed solely for whatever magic the baker can create with the maida (flour). A cake loaf fits these requirements and there are umpteen recipes that are available. Here is my favourite. A chocolate loaf which you can read about in detail here

A loaf is ideal for picnics, to take on a journey or simply tuck into between mealtimes. No guilt feelings particularly if I don’t stand on the weighing scale thereafter.

Here is the recipe that I have reproduced from the above blog with consent.
2 ¼  cups plain flour
2⁄3 cup Cocoa
½  tsp baking soda
½  tsp baking powder
½ tsp instant coffee
2 cups caster sugar
1 cup soft butter
3 Eggs
1 1/3 cups water – chilled
1 tsp Vanilla essence

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. In a bowl, add the butter and
the sugar, and cream the two together for about 5 minutes until it is
2. To the creamed mixture add the eggs one by one and beat for about 2 minutes. Then add the vanilla essence.
 3. Sift into this, the flour, cocoa, coffee, baking powder and baking soda. Combine it gently till you get a smooth batter.
4. Add the chilled water to the batter and mix again. Fold the batter slowly, just till all of the water is incorporated.
5. To a lined loaf (or cake tin), Pour the chocolate cake batter. Bake
for  about 20 minutes or until the cake has risen and a cake tester
comes out clean.
Tuck in!

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