Chocablock – The Ultimate Chocolate Loaf

This was a culinary experiment that turned out, so, so right.

The second I put it in the oven and had that first lick of cake batter, I knew I just had to share the recipe with you.

This is a chocolate loaf with a dark, terrible secret.

It is smuggling as much chocolate as it can possibly carry. Oh yea, outside it looks inncocent enough. Just your average tea cake…

But don’t be fooled.

You are an officer of the law, here to uncover its dirty little secrets. Cut that thing open!

Good work.

Now, take a look at the goods…

It is CHOCABLOCK with triple chocolate, oozing, gooey, melting, warm badness.

Trust me, you’ve never tasted a chocolate loaf like this one.

I demand that you make one as soon as possible.

You’ll need:

180g (3/4 cup) room temp butter,

180g (3/4 cup) caster sugar

3 free-range eggs, beaten

125g (1 cup) self-raising flour

100g (1 cup) ground almonds

½ tsp baking powder

100ml (1/2 cup) milk

4 tbsp cocoa powder

200g (2 bars like this) milk chocolate chunks

200g (2 bars)white chocolate chunks

2lb loaf tin

Right, let’s get cracking! Pre-heat your oven to 150C/300F.

Cream together your butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Mix in your eggs, followed by your flour, almonds, baking powder, cocoa, and milk.

You should be left with a lovely smooth batter. Roughly chop your chocolate bars and add to the batter. Stir it around. If you’re using a metal tin, grease it in a good smear of butter. If you’re using a silicone one (clever you) don’t bother. Pour the batter into your tin.

Pop into the middle of your oven and close the door. Cooking time will vary depending on your cooker, but it should take around 45mins. When it’s done the top should be nice and shiny and it should have raised up in the middle, I take mine out when it’s still a little bit wobbly because it gives a good squidgy middle later. If you want a more sturdy cake, leave it an extra 5-10.

Put it onto a wire rack to cool (still in the tin) and when it’s cold enough to handle, slide it out to chill a little more.

Serve when still a little bit warm, with a pot of tea and a few fresh raspberries.

Take a bite of cake and follow it up with a raspberry.

You’re now complicit in its badness, life will never be the same again.

Sit back and enjoy it, you naughty thing.

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  • Laura

    OMG Rosie, that looks incredible! Now I am sat at my desk craving choc…

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    • Rosie

      Make it happen Laura… you know you want to!

  • This is one cheeky loaf!

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Alice

    Holy S***. Forgive me father for I have sinned. x

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  • That looks delicious! Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ninegrandstudent

    That looks amazing, I may just have to try it…

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    • Rosie

      Doooo it!

  • This is definitely my kinda loaf, may have to give this a go!

    Megan xo
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  • Amy

    What a beauty. I bet it would go down a treat with a glass of bubbles too, that’s my kind of afternoon tea!
    Amy x
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    • Rosie

      Crikey, taking it to the next level Amy! I like you.

      • chocolate + red wine = orgasm

  • Wow Rosie that looks incredible, I’m definitley getting my baking hat on this weekend!

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  • OMG those chunks of chocolate are like planets!

    A chocolatey milky way that I gotta try!

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    • Rosie

      I see what you did there Ant! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Sonia

    This looks too good to be true!!

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  • The slow pace

    Wow! I think this one beats the slutty brownies…
    xx,
    E.
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    • Rosie

      I think it might too…

  • Carrie

    screw the bikini diet, this is being baked tonight.
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  • That loaf looks EPIC! I think I have my weekend sorted! Definitely going to be trying this loaf out.

    Rahul
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  • Anon

    How is it triple chocolate if there’s only two types of chocolate in it?

    • Rosie

      Because the cake itself is chocolate, silly.

      • Anon

        Misleading. I won’t be making this.

        • Rosie

          Your loss Caroline!

        • You are weird!!!

        • Alexa

          Not really. When you buy double chocolate cookies they always mean the cookie is chocolate with chocolate chunks in…. when you buy triple they have two types of chocolate in plus the chocolatey biscuit. Rosie has described it the same way most people did! But hey your loss if you’re not going to make it…. I think it looks incredible no matter what she has chosen to name it! Also why would she need to mislead you. … she just enjoys sharing yummy food.

        • silly wombat

          I’m sure she’s crying herself to sleep over this Anon!

    • irina

      You should really try and bake this cake. Firstly, because chocolate makes people happier, and secondly, if you really want three types of chocolate, why don’t you substitute 50gr of milk and 50gr of white with the dark choc?!
      Cake looks yummy, Rosie, thank you for the recipe! I am going to try and make it on Sunday

  • Beccy

    Oh my goodness, this just looks amazing! I’m meant to be on a health kick but surely a little slice of this can’t be too bad?!

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  • Oh lordy! I feel rather naughty just drooling over this bad boy & was slightly tempted to lick the screen!!! I will definitely be making this Rosie.

    Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Hannah

    Rose! What are you doing to me?! I’m currently dairy-free! This might just break me! Xx

  • mmm i’m drooling at my desk here, need to make this soon!
    Frankie x

  • This looks so good!! I am going to have to give this a go! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • It’s my friends birthday tonight and I’ve been contemplating what to bake her all day… this is just perfect! Happy weekend! Ailish Goes

  • This is happening…TONIGHT!

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  • Andrea

    You should look into using cheesecake swirls instead of the white chocolate for extra decadence!

  • this looks unbelievable. like the best recipe yet.
    it’s gunna happen.

    Mollie x
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  • Looks so delish Rosie! Im drooling!

    Michaela X

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  • Yum! This looks incredible! I’d love to add some nuts like pistachio or macadamia in it too’
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  • These are cruel pics to post on a Friday afternoon Rosie! Tea, cake, belly, sunshine. NOW PLEASE.

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  • Holy moly! That is definitely going to happen. And soon.

    Whitney

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  • My oh my this looks incredible! I cannot decide between baking this or your chocolate and raspberry cookies…I may have to do both!! xxx

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  • Oh my gosh. I will be making this immediately.

  • saradujour

    I have been trying SO HARD to eat healthy lately, but with your endless delicious pictures you seem determined to ruin that! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Sara
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  • I really hope you gobbled this up all to yourself. I definitely would have. It looks like one of those cakes that you have a teeny indulgent slither of, and then go back to again and again.

    Plus, don’t forget a nice big, ice cold, glass of frothy milk to go with it!

    Katie <3

  • I really want this, but then I look at all the pictures of you and your fabulously slim friends and it stops me!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will make this when I have at least 4 others to share it with!! xx

  • gina

    looks delish, going to try it asap http://www.thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk

  • Looks goooood – I wish I could bake ๐Ÿ™ such a failure in the kitchen, hence all my eating out adventures!!

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  • hdotxo

    I’ve just popped this in the oven! ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to seeing the results! Looks SO good. You’re a devil ๐Ÿ˜‰ first you introduce me to slutty brownies… now this?!

    Hana
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    xo

    • Nat

      Sooooo? How did it turn out? Slutty brownies are a household fav, but we call them Dirty Brownies for the little ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Whoa! This has to be made. Delicious!

  • Nailed it once again, Rosie!
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  • Stephanie

    Just give me all of this, I’ll eat it in one sitting! Holy Moly!

    Stephanie

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    xxxx

  • AMAZING Rosie! Another scrumptious recipe–this looks freaking delicious!

  • Oh dear lord what have you created?! It’s like chocolately monster fiend…I LOVE IT.

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  • htiscali
  • Woah.

  • OMG that looks delicious!!! I know what I’m making tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • you’re having quite the culinary week on The Londoner — and I approve! love your recipes, as always. Happy Friday!

  • Triple chocolate?!? Count me in! When I saw the chocolate loaf, I was like, “Oh ya, that looks good” but then when you cut it open I was like, “WHERE CAN I GET ME SOME???” hhaha seriously, thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I love it already ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • It almost causes me physical pain that I am not eating this right now! I will not rest until I have tried it. Lovely photos, too!

  • Lauren @BonVoyageLauren

    This is torture!! I must got home right now and bake. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Oh my god wow, that looks so delicious. I was meant to eating more healthily, but now I’m desperately craving chocolate!

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    xx

  • julie ming

    When you wrote ground almond do you mean almond flour? Is there a dif or are they the same thing

  • AmberRK

    Hi Rosie, this looks amazing! Definitely must try!
    I am a 17 year old student from Sydney Australia, and I have just been accepted for a gap year position in Bath, England
    I have never been to England and I would love to know what you thought of that area, as well as any “Londoner” information I should know before my travels next year.
    Or if anyone else had any handy information for me?!?
    I check your blog everyday, especially when the pressures of my last year’s school work becomes too much!

  • humina humina humina
    Good thing I don’t reinstate my diet until Sunday …

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  • Ilana

    Looks amazingg! any suggestions for a nut free option?? xx

  • Hmmmm have to try this asap! x

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  • Leila B

    Yum!! Nothing beats a chocolate cake! It sounds the same as my go-to recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/694633/double-chocolate-loaf-cake. But I like the idea of adding even more chocolate!

  • oh my gawd Rosie, you have done it again. I am in heaven now, i think i need to go convince mum to buy some choc and make this…

    Lauren x

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  • oh that looks so delish! thankyou for another recipe.. i already know it’s going to be a delight!!

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  • Holy cow that looks incredible. Delightfully indulgent way of enjoying a food cheat day? Tempted!

    Reena

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  • This is a proper definition of FOOD PORN ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Ellen P-H

    Wow oh wow!This looks truly irresistible xx

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  • Emily Sophie

    Wow I think my dad would love that!
    XXX
    Emily
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  • Beth

    How funny, I’ve just posted a recipe for a chocolate loaf cake too! Yours looks a tad more decadent than mine though… I may have to bake it and compare!
    Beth
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  • Kim Cleary

    Had to make it today and of course was too greedy and took it out of the oven too soon. It was a gooey choccy mess but you know what – it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe, will make it again and be more patient next time.

  • oh my goodness that looks dangerously good!
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  • well i know what i am doing this week…

  • Maddy de Young

    Phwooooah. This is phenomenal. Curses.

  • Kato De Maertelaere

    Oh my goodness, I know what’ll be my snack for those last couple of days before finals are over…. Absolutely drooling

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  • Samantha Bei

    My uncle owns a little chocolate shop. I’ll have to stop on by to pick up some chocolate to make this and probably sneak a few pieces to munch on while I bake!

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  • Jo

    This cake was made for girls at *ahem* certain times.

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  • That does look like an absolute must make!

  • Oh god Rosie. This looks amazing. I bet you wanted to eat the whole thing once it was made & maybe during as well! You must have some will power! As it’s my birthday soon I might request this to be my cake!

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  • This looks fabulous and the addition of the raspberries would possibly ease the guilt of eating such an indulgent treat! Loving the matching red nails too ๐Ÿ˜‰ L x

  • I don’t usually comment on posts, but just had to with this one. I baked this on Sunday morning ready to take with me to Fathers day lunch and let me just say it was AM-AZ-ING! Really everyone must try. Thanks Rosie for this recipe, it is now one of my favourites and goes down a treat with just about everbody!

  • Aurรจ

    Hello,Ciao Rosie…Mamma mia che bontร ! un dolce al cioccolatto da leccarsi i baffi!…Thanks for sharing the recipe,the Chocablock triple chocolate loaf is such a Seductive work of Art !
    …Chapeau !…
    ciao from Italia
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  • Looks amazing Rosie, as per!

    Hayley

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  • Veronica

    Baked this last night! It was insanely delicious. Great job with the recipe, Rosie!

  • MissEmmySue

    Oh. my. goodness…
    I actually have no words.

    This looks magical. xo

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  • Chris Yea

    I really enjoy reading your blog, looks delish!
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  • Sydney McFerron

    Would ya look at that ooey gooey goodness! Can’t wait to try this! Did you make up this recipe?
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  • Desiree Burke

    Rosie, what would you suggest using as a subsitute for the almonds?

  • Sophia Quinn

    Hermoso y me encanta la crema de barras de chocolate, la mantequilla y el azรบcar hace una perfecta combinaciรณn del Chocรณ …

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  • Laura

    That’s just too amazing! Is that even true? And I haven’t made it yet but my life has already changed!

  • I will try to make this with gluten free flour, looks and sounds so damn amazing! I’m a chocoholic to say the least.. not sure a pt is allowed to say that tho ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jen

    Oh my gosh, YUM. This literally looks like you stuffed a whole block of chocolate into a loaf of bread, which wouldn’t be terrible if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, Rosie!

  • Jo Fisher

    This looks……..positively jaw-droppingly divine!

    I think my colleagues would crown me queen of the office if I made them this! It’s going on my to-bake list!

    Jo xx

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this one – thanks Rosie!!

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  • Katie

    wow ok I just made this for my boy’s birthday and it was the gooiest, naughtiest slice of decadence i’ve had in a while. I generally find chocolate cakes dry and disappointing, but this is more of a brownie and worked out great in a round tin with a little icing.
    does it beat slutty brownies? maybe.. i might have to add oreos in the middle to truly decide though…
    thanks again rose xxxxxx

  • Daniela Carreiro

    I’m soooo making this for my dinner party!

  • rachel dixon

    Mines in the oven as I speak. It looks so devishly yummy

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  • Dora Kafourou

    That looks delicious. The minute I get home I am gonna do it! But I have to ask you a silly question. Should I put my oven on the air or on resistors?

  • Divine!

  • OH. WOW. This looks amazing. Definitely a recipe I will be trying : )

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  • Julia

    I’m going to make this “chocolate monster” on friday but in case I don’t finish eating it all ( I want to be able to walk in a bikini!!! ) , which is the best way to store it? And should it be microwaved ( if that is even a word) before eating it the next day?

  • Michelle

    I have tried to make this twice now. Each time it comes out not completely baked through. The second time I left it in for an hour and a half…… looking for any suggestions.

    • Julia

      I only tried once, mine was really underbaked as well, although maybe is I didn’t let it sit in the tin for long enough. Next time I’ll leave it for about 40 minutes in the mould!

      • Michael Smith

        Same issue, left in for just over and hour and it came out “wobbly” but promptly sank in the tin while cooling. Had to stick it in for another half an hour at 200 to cook it through. Still tasted epic but lost all presentation value. Next time will try at a hotter temp for longer and with a bit less milk.

  • Nour

    Rosie I made this for my coworkers today and they love love loved it!They inhaled it before they even had their lunch ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for sharing xx

  • TV

    Can it be converted to muffins instead of a loaf? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • TV

    Can you make it into muffins instead of a loaf? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ella Tansley

    I cooked this for 1 hour on 140c in my Fan oven and it was mush :'((( I completely underbaked it. Devastated! Maybe it was my thick ceramic loaf tin? Help!

  • Rose

    LOVE this recipe – have made it a couple of times now and it is delicious ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wonder if you have any secrets for keeping your chocolate chunks afloat in the chocolate batter mixture? At the moment mine all drop to the bottom – it’s still just as yummy but I would like to try and make it so they are mixed throughout the whole depth of the cake, like yours are! Maybe i’m not making my batter thick enough? x

  • Rose

    LOVE this recipe – have made it a couple of times now and it is delicious ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wonder if you have any secrets for keeping your chocolate chunks afloat in the chocolate batter mixture? At the moment mine all drop to the bottom – it’s still just as yummy but I would like to try and make it so they are mixed throughout the whole depth of the cake, like yours are! Maybe i’m not making my batter thick enough? x

  • Ro

    This looks so delicious,almost brownie like in texture.

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  • Andrew

    Hello,
    Are you sure about the oven temperature or the cooking time?
    I have attempted this three times now and I’ve only been truly successful once, and that was because I gave it an additional 30 minutes in the oven. And before you ask, yes my oven is working properly.
    It’s a fantastic cake, but I have questions about your method.

  • Ziggy Star

    Hi, is it 1/2 teaspoon of baking power ? Sorry to ask but it is showing as ร‚ยฝ tsp baking powder on my screen and I want to get it right. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anon

    Hmm, interesting “cup” measurements… 180g (3/4 cup), 125g (1 cup), 100g (1 cup), 100ml (1/2 cup) …..Think I’ll stick to the old kitchen scales for this!

  • SUMama62

    I have this in the oven as it sounds and looks so amazing! I have my fingers crossed as I have 1 question and couldn’t find the answer in the comments. Is 1/2 tsp of baking powder correct? It shows up in your recipe with a capital A with a mark over the top of the capital A. Thank you.