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Homely chocolate loaf cake


I tried to sex it up with a bit of confectioner's sugar, as you can see, but this cake is unremittingly, unapologetically homely, but that should not make you pause for a moment before you decide to make it for company. It's delicious, it's dense, it has the solidity of a fine ripe cheese; if you bring it to a buffet, say a leaving party that your husband's old friend has invited you to, you will not be able to restrain yourself, unseemly as such greed may be, from having seconds and thirds, forsaking the stuffed fish skin, the chocolate and vanilla puddings, the spreads another friend brought from the Greek delicatessan down the street. It slices into satisfying wodges of chocolate redolent of molasses, and accompaniments, though they suggest themselves (crème fraîche, whipped cream), are superfluous. You will be unsurprised to learn that this is another recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson. The impetus to make was David Lebovitz - I may have missed the party, but I had a hell of a time trying on recipes for size.


i think this is very good!!

Delicious - tastes like chocolate quiche.

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