50 g Plain Chocolate (grated)
4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
85 g Ground Almonds
140 g Self Raising Flour (sieved)
3 Large Eggs (beaten)
175 g Castor Sugar
175 g Softened Butter or Margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven 160C 140C Fan Gas Mark 3
Grease or line a 2lb loaf tin ( or use loaf liners)
Put all the above ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for no more than 2 mins.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 – 50 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
Leave to rest for 5 mins before taking out of loaf tin and placing on a wire rack.
This loaf can be coated with sieved icing sugar when cold or you could melt some chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cake.