Chocolate Loaf Cake

(not as healthy as the Devil's food chocolate, but scrumptious!)

6oz unsalted butter

1 ⅓ cup sugar

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

2 eggs

Sift together the following: 

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda 

Take out the butter and leave it to get to room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 350F. 

Butter a 9.5" x 5" loaf pan, and dust it with flour. 

Beat together the butter with 1 1/3 cup sugar at medium speed. When it is light and fluffy, add 2 eggs one at a time and beat for 1 minute after adding each. Add 1 cup sour cream and beat on low speed to mix it in. Add the sifted ingredients and mix with a spoon until everything is well combined. Don't over-mix. Scrape the batter into the pan, and smooth the top with a knife. Put the pan on top of an insulated baking sheet (I used a heavy duty cookie sheet) and put it in the oven for 40 minutes - 60 minutes. 

 

Adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking, From my Home to Yours”.

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