This quick Chocolate Bread recipe takes just 15 minutes to throw together and will fill your home with the most chocolatey aroma. Also known as chocolate loaf cake, it makes an easy and wonderful sweet treat for breakfast or anytime.
115gunsalted butter, melted & cooled slightly(½ cup / 4oz)
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / 160C fan forced. Grease and line a 6 cup capacity loaf tin (roughly 8x4 inch)
In a large bowl sift the cocoa if it has lumps, then whisk in the flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Reserve ¼ cup of chocolate chips and add the rest to the batter. Mix well then set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, slightly cooled melted butter and vanilla until well mixed.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Fold with a spatula until just combined.
Tip the batter into the prepared tin, level out the top and scatter over the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with just a crumb or two (you'll have to try to miss the choc chips though).
Cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack too cool completely. Serve while still a little warm (for gooey chocolate chips) or at room temperature once the chocolate has set again..
Suggested equipment: 6 cup loaf tin, silicone spatulas
All ovens vary – always test for doneness 3-5 minutes before the recipe suggests
For best results, you should always weigh ingredients like flour and sugar. Kitchen scales are relatively cheap but if you can’t weigh the ingredients, use the spoon and level method (don’t scoop).