Do you like chocolate? Then here, make this. Then go hide and eat it. Yep, that pretty much sums it up. : )
CHOCOLATE LOAF CAKE
Recipe from Nigella Lawson
1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temerature
1 T vanilla
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp cocoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 oz dark chocolate (from a bar) cut into splinters, for garnish
Mix the flour, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and sour cream in the food processor until very smooth. Add the boiling water through the funnel while running. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
Line a loaf pan with sprayed foil.
Pour batter in pan, bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour or until cake tests done.
When cake has about 10 minutes left, put the cocoa, water, and sugar for the syrup in a small saucepan and boil for 5 minutes, to make a thick syrup.
When cake comes out of the oven, while still in the pan, pierce a few times with a small paring knife.
Pour the syrup over the warm cake.
Cool completely then remove from pan using the foil, then remove the foil. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the chocolate splinters.