We are a chocolate loving family and I knew this loaf cake would go over well. My son asked if there was any ‘funny’ stuff in it and I said nothing but chocolate. This cake is made very different from other cakes, a food processor is the main piece of equipment. Softened butter, eggs and sugar are whirled in a food processor for a whopping six minutes. The dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt) are folded in. One of the secret ingredients, salted chocolate (dark chocolate melted, salted, frozen, chopped), is folded in and then baked. My loaf pan was 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and my total bake time was one hour. Dorie suggests 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 with a bake time of 50 minutes. I couldn’t imagine using a smaller pan as my cake was well over the top. Secret ingredient number 2 is the syrup that is brushed over the cake after it comes out of the oven. I chose to skip the syrup since I didn’t want the extra calories and my baked goods are never dry. I knew my family would want a dairy accompaniment; I used whipped cream and the rest had vanilla ice cream.
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