Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dressy Chocolate Loafcake

Thanks to all the well wishers for my triathlon this past weekend. All went reasonable well, despite it being 90 degrees and humid by the time I got to the run. Anywho, glad to have the first out of the way for the season. The race was on saturday and on sunday, my usually TWD baking day, I didn't feel like doing much.Walking up and down stairs to do laundry in the still humid weather was enough for me, so I decided a modified version of the dressy loaf cake would be appropriate. Instead of dressy- my cake was a little more business casual.

I halved the recipe, added a handful of chocolate chips to the batter, and then just melted some chocolate with a little butter for the topping. It was a lovely little cake- great reward for not much effort (I didn't even flour the pan). I've made a chocolate loaf cake of Nigella's for years- such a nice dessert to just cut off a small slice but get a good fully chocolate taste. Thanks to Amy Ruth for picking this one- find the recipe here.

21 comments:

Pamela said...

Triathlon?? Wow! Congratulations! I had no idea. The simple cake looks quite luscious, my friend.

honeymuffin said...

Hm, adding chocolate chips is a good idea. Congrats on your race!

Flourchild said...

I cut it in half too! It looks so good!

Tracey said...

Congrats on the first triathlon! Shane is gearing up for the half-Ironman he's doing in July, I really hope he gets a cool day. The cake looks terrific!

AmyRuth said...

Okay, woops! Totally missed the triathlon part of your life. Congratulations! You must have blog whispered that one. he he Can't beleive you actually baked post race. Yikes Spike!!! Anyway, nicely done and thank you so much for sharing your story. How was the race and your time, etc? Dressed up or business casual, its a simple little comforting treat.
AmyRuth

Beryl said...

Congrats on the triathalon! What an accomplishment. Your cake looks fab!

Sweet and Savory said...

A triathlon and a cake - pretty exciting day. Your cake looks great even though, you had to be tired.

Peggy said...

I cannot believe you ran a triathalon in 90 degree weather. I would have simply collapsed had I been the one running. I hope you stayed hydrated! This cake looks beautiful and love your idea of adding the chips to it.

Amber Marie said...

Good to hear the tri went well - congrats! The cake looks lovely & I love minimal fuss baking :)

Eliana said...

Glad to hear the tri went well and your cakes looks gorgeous. Love something simple that turns out tasting great :)

Tia said...

looks great!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you business casual version looks just as good! congratulations on the triathlon!!

mike said...

BIG congrats! A great accomplishment! We have an Ironman this weekend (in Idaho) - not me though! Glad you were still able to make at least half - half was plenty! Choco chips on anything is a big plus - looks wonderful!

Mary said...

Wow--a triathlon and a cake! That's about a year's worth of activity for me! Your cake looks fab--I really liked it plain, so would have loved this version.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the completion of another triathlon! I can't fathom how you managed in the heat!

Your cake looks amazing-I love your additions!

jillbert said...

It looks pretty dressy to me. Chocolate chips are a great idea!

hannah {thepastrykook} said...

this looks dressy enough for me! (:

Marthe said...

Congrats on finishing that triathlon! Your cake looks simply perfect.

margot said...

Love the business casual cake! I made a huge mess frosting the sides of mine. The addition of chocolate chips sounds perfect.

Congrats on the triathlon! I ran a half-marathon on an excessively humid day recently and realized how tough humidity is to run in.

Engineer Baker said...

Run a mile, eat a slice of cake, run a mile, eat a slice of cake... :) I like your business casual version! Super simple but so tasty.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a beautiful cake...and congrats on your triathlon :-) What a nice accomplishment!