This Dark Chocolate Loaf Is The Indulgence You Deserve

by | August 18, 2022, 10:16 IST

Dark chocolate loaf  by Vidushi Sharma

Prep15 mins
Cooking30 mins
Category Cakes

This dark chocolate loaf from Chef Vidushi Sharma, co-founder of Truffle & Co, is made to go with a hot cuppa 

This luxurious cake is perfect for a tea-time treat. And it’s nice enough to impress your guests at a high tea too! Says Chef Vidushi Sharma, co-founder of Truffle & C0, “There are certain days where all you want to do is curl up in bed all day and lay all your clean-eating plans to rest. This dense and decadent dark chocolate loaf is made for those days! Have it straight out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream; the warm chocolate callets (like flattened chocolate chips) will still be melty and the toasty walnuts set them off perfectly!” 

Chef Vidushi Sharma 1 - dark chocolate loaf

Dark Chocolate Loaf 


120 g dark chocolate (Callebaut 54%)

185 g flour

5 g baking powder

2 g baking soda

1 g salt

200 g unsalted butter

225 g brown sugar

5 ml vanilla essence

2 eggs, lightly beaten

5 g roughly chopped walnuts

20 g dark chocolate callets (flattened chocolate chips - Callebaut 54%)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and prepare a 9’ loaf tin.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 120 g dark chocolate, remove and set aside to cool. 
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla essence and mix again.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the butter-brown sugar mixture gradually. Add the beaten eggs and mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt) and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in the chopped walnuts and dark chocolate callets.
  8. Pour into the prepared loaf tin and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. The cake has to be dense and moist so a toothpick ideally should not come out clean when inserted into the cake.
  9. Serve warm, plain or with vanilla bean ice cream!
Image: Chef Vidushi Sharma

Also Read: Treat Yourself To A Moist Lemon Cake From Chef Vidushi Sharma 


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