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Welsh Black Mountain Chocolate Loaf

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This has been developed from an original recipe from Delicious Magazine some years ago.


Serves: 10 slices.

For the Chocolate Loaf

  • 85 unsweetened cocoa (organic)
  • 296 boiling water
  • 113 softened butter
  • 284 superfine sugar
  • 3 large lightly beaten eggs (organic)
  • 198 all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 bittersweet chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa, lightly drizzled)


Welsh Black Mountain Chocolate Loaf is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees/gas 4
  • Mix the unsweetened unsweetened cocoa well with the boiling water and set aside to cool.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg a little at a time, beating well, Add the essence if used.
  • Sift together the dry flour, bicarb and baking powder and partly stir into the wet mixture before adding the unsweetened cocoa mixture and stir thoroughly until mixed.
  • Pour into prepared tin and bake 30 mins.
  • Cover top loosely with foil and bake a further 30-35 min, checking with a skewer.
  • Cool in tin 10 mins before turning out and cooling on rack. Remove parchment when cooling completed.
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