Chocolate Loaf Cake

An easy, rich, and moist chocolate sensation.

Ingredients:
1 cup of Unsalted Grassland Butter at room temp
1 cup of all-purpose flour
¾ cup of Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of granulated sugar
¼ cup of light brown sugar
2 oz of finely chopped milk chocolate
⅓ cup of boiling water
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
5 room temperature eggs

Directions:
Adjust your oven rack to a lower, middle position. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Grease and flour a 8 ½ x 4 ½ in loaf pan.

In a small bowl combine flour and salt.

In a medium bowl, place the cocoa powder and chocolate. Pour the boiling water over the chocolate and cocoa and stir until the chocolate is melted. Let cool for 5 minutes.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars, vanilla, and the chocolate mixture on medium-high until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined.

Reduce speed of mixer and add flour in three additions. Scrape bowl as needed.

Give the mixture a final stir by hand with a rubber spatula. Pour finished batter into prepared pan.  Gently tap the pan on counter to release any air bubbles.

Bake about an hour, rotating pan after 30 minutes. Use a toothpick and insert in center of loaf. When it comes out clean, the cake is done.

Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Place on wire rack and let cool completely before serving.

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