Cuts: 8-10 | Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 55 mins
I know what you’re thinking, either yay Christmas or it’s way to early to be thinking of Christmas – but no matter what you say, we are proudly going to share with you a very simple Christmas not Christmas pudding.
I don’t know about you but we personally are not the biggest fans of Christmas pudding – the raisins and mincemeat is just not what we enjoy, and I know some may agree, but why should we miss out on having a traditional dessert that looks so amazing?
So we’ve taken upon ourselves to create a very chocolatey Christmas loaf cake. How could you even say no to chocolate with chocolate chips topped with white chocolate?
Although we produced this cake as a loaf, it could easily be alternated to a typical Christmas pudding tin to make it that little bit more authentic.
What do you think? Could this be the best alternative?
Do you like Christmas Pudding?
Take a look at the recipe and instructions below, and let us know in the comments…
– 175g softened butter, plus extra for greasing (£1.45)
– 175g golden caster sugar (75p)
– 3 eggs (95p)
– 140g self-raising flour (80p)
– 85g ground almonds (£1.30)
– ½ tsp baking powder (£1.45)
– 100ml milk (75p)
– 4 tbsp cocoa powder (£2.20)
– 50g plain chocolate chip or chunks (85p)
– cherries, decoration (£2)
– mint leaf, decoration (70p)
– 100g white chocolate, melted (£1.37)
1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line your loaf tin with a long strip of baking parchment or grease with butter. To make the loaf cake batter, beat the butter and sugar with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, milk and cocoa until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, then scrape into the tin. Bake for 45-50 mins until golden, risen and a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
2. Cool in the tin, then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper. Melt the white chocolate chunks separately in pans over barely simmering water, or in bowls in the microwave, then use a spoon to carefully decorate like a Christmas pudding, adding the two cherries on top and a leaf of mint.
Disclaimer: this is a collaboration with Provident Personal Credit as part of their Craft Christmas campaign. We were gifted a gift card to produce this post, and you can take a look at their blog site by following this link