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.