Saturday, January 25, 2014

Devil's Food Loaf - Annie Bell

Dark, sticky chocolate cake with a tender crumb
I wouldn't make this cake for children it's too dark and chocolaty - the icing is also too dark and chocolaty for children! My cake is so good I don't really want to share it with anyone - although I've made an exception and let hubby enjoy a few slices.  The cake cuts well and is a keeper too - I made this cake last Monday, stored it in a 'Lock and Lock' box and today (Saturday) it is still fresh.

The recipe is by Annie Bell, one of my favourite food writers, her Devil's Food Loaf recipe caught my eye in last weekends Daily Mail You Magazine. I've always enjoyed making her recipes because I can trust them to turn out well.


I love that this is a cake-cum-dessert and a dollop of creme fraiche or ice cream are the perfect partners for the cake.

If you love chocolate cake, you'll definitely fall head over heels for this one. A great cake to make for Valentine's Day and all you have to do is scatter some heart decorations over the icing.

6 comments:

The Caked Crusader said...

We all seem to be thinking chocolate this week -must be the weather. Love the glossy choc topping

Lucy said...

Wow this looks like an intense hit of chocolate! Definitely not one for sharing, it looks too good.

Kath said...

My goodness that does look very good. My children are the exception to the rule and prefer dark chocolate. I think it might be something to do with me eating a LOT of it when I was pregnant. Well, I had the perfect excuse and I was going to use it.

Antonia said...

Fabulous-looking cake. You did well to make it last so long - I am not sure I would have had the willpower!! I love Annie Bell's recipes too.

Maggie said...

CC - it was a chocolate week and I too believe it is weather related!
Lucy - definitely not one to share.
Kath - you spoil your children with dark chocolate?
Antonia - I did secretly eat a couple of pieces after breakfast!

cupcake girl said...

this looks like a seriously chocolaty loaf!!! the only way chocolate cake should be!
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