A quick one-bowl loaf cake rich in chocolate flavor with a unique texture from almond meal!
This Dark Chocolate Snack Cake is a recipe I developed a few years ago to appease chocolate cake cravings using ingredients that I had lying around. Because it needs no frosting, is baked in a loaf tin rather than a cake pan, and isn’t too terrible in terms of calorie count, I’ve decided that it is an acceptable mid-morning snack as well as a good dessert.
Ok, Reader, after Wednesday’s long post, I’ll try and keep today’s short! Now, last summer I posted many, many chocolate cake recipes, but I haven’t shared one in a few months so I figured it was about time that a new one went up on the blog. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: there is no such thing as too many chocolate cake recipes. Or too much chocolate cake, for that matter.
This one is so easy to throw together–this is a cake I made many evenings in my little studio apartment while studying abroad. It’s the perfect thing to fulfill any yearnings for a rich, chocolate-y dessert. It’s dark and feels decadent without being laden with too many terrible-for-you ingredients. Almond meal gives the cake a large crumb and a unique texture, oil ensures the cake stays moist. A pinch of cinnamon pairs perfectly with the chocolate. Topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, this cake is sure to please!
(It may do so much pleasing that some is eaten before there is time to photograph it.)
Dark Chocolate Snack Cake
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil (vegetable or olive, whatever you’ve got)
- 1/2 cup skim milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar
- optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8×4″ loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center. Pour oil, egg, and milk into the well and stir quickly until fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips, if using.
Bake about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
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