Lily Vanilli's recipe for gorgeous Chocolate Almond Loaf Cake

Published Friday, Feb 20 2015, 18:20 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Baker Lily Vanilli is known for her incredible cakes and now she's revealed a super easy recipe that even the most amateur baker can have a go at.

This gorgeous chocolate loaf is a fab treat to serve to family and friends. As well as chocolate, it combines the likes of ground almonds, coffee and soured cream.

Once baked, this beauty is topped with juicy raspberries and a few chocolate shavings for an indulgent and seriously yummy cake.

Lily Vanilli's chocolate loaf cake

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  • 175g unsalted Lurpak Cook’s Range Baking
  • 410g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 315g plain flour, sifted
  • 70g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 285ml soured cream
  • 185ml strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • Handful raspberries
  • Shavings of dark chocolate
  • Dusting of icing sugar
  • 1 x 9” loaf tin, greased and lined


1 Preheat the oven to 180˚C fan assisted/gas mark 6

2 Cream together the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy – approximately 4 minutes. Then add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat on a slow speed, gradually increasing until just evenly incorporated.

3 Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half to the batter, followed by the soured cream and the remaining dry ingredients (keeping beating to a minimum). Once you have a smooth, even batter gradually add the coffee. The mixture will be very wet, so beat slowly to incorporate.

4 Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared tin and level out to the edges. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

5 Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins for 20 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely

6 Scatter raspberries on top, with chocolate shavings and a dusting of icing sugar.

Cook Time

45 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 8 - 10

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