Moist Chocolate loaf is a yummy recipe which you can prepare anytime. It can be eaten as snacks or you may serve it as a dessert. This plain loaf can be spruced up with some fruit or icing. You can also serve it with a scoop of ice cream if you feel like having a sinfully sweet treat.
Makes 1 loaf
70g polyunsaturated margarine
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2/3 cup self-rising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon icing sugar
Preheat oven at 180C. Slightly grease a loaf pan with melted margarine and line the base and sides of the pan with baking paper.
Place the margarine and sugar in a small mixing bowl and then bet it using an electric beater until it becomes light and creamy. Gradually add the eggs as you beat the batter. Fold in the vanilla essence and continue to beat until well combined.
Transfer the batter to a large mixing bowl. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda into the mixture. Pour in the buttermilk and stir the mixture until it becomes smooth. Pour the prepared batter into the loaf pan. Smoothen the surface and bake it for 30 minutes or until a skewer or toothpick comes out clean when inserted at the center.
Remove the loaf from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and place it on a wire rack. Let it cool. Dust it with sifted cocoa powder and sugar before serving. Refrigerate if desired.
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