Our take on Nigella Lawson’s Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

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  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and line loaf pan with nonstick spray (or butter) and parchment paper or a loaf-pan paper liner.
  • 2. Mix the flour and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • 3. Cream the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Then add eggs and extract, beating well. Next, fold in the melted, slightly cooled chocolate. Blend well, but do not overbeat. Gently add the dry ingredients a little at a time, alternating with the boiling water until mixture is smooth and fairly liquify.
  • 4. Pour the batter into the lined and greased loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes. After that time, turn the oven down to 325°F and continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
  • 5. Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack and let is cool completely. To remove the cake from the pan, either turn it out on a large plate and flip back over, or gently pull it out by the liner paper.

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Mary Lynn

Graphic designer by trade. Creative baker of deliciousness. Overall food nerd and cocktail aficionado-in-training. I'm constantly battling my slightly picky palette that causes a strong dislike for vinegar and a ...