I’m not that crazy about chocolate and yet in the last few weeks I have baked a chocolate birthday cake, brownies for Jeffrey’s hockey team and today I made a quick and easy chocolate loaf cake I found on Smitten Kitchen. Very disconcerting since I am a vanilla person. Ninety-nine point ninety-nine percent of the time I pick vanilla. Vanilla ice cream, vanilla pudding, all things vanilla. Choice between vanilla wafers or chocolate cookies, not even close, give me the “Nillas”. But this cake looked so yummy I had to try it. The cake is a little denser than a traditional chocolate cake with a nice crumb. It doesn’t need frosting, just a nice dusting of powdered sugar. It comes together quickly, definitely easy enough for a weekday dessert.
I used a dutch-processed cocoa which gives it a dark, deep color and intense chocolate flavor. If you like chocolate this is a great little cake. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries. Or if you’re like me, a big scoop of VANILLA ice cream would be perfect.
You can find the recipe on Smitten Kitchen, Everyday Chocolate Cake from Magnolia Bakery at Home. It’s a keeper.