Chocolate And Golden Syrup Loaf Cake

Chocolate And Golden Syrup Loaf Cake

Yield 10-12 slices

Chocolate and Golden Syrup Loaf Cake - a rich, indulgent dessert guaranteed to solve ALL your chocolate cravings! Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat!


For the cake:

For the syrup:


  1. Allow all ingredients to come to room temperature before beginning.
  2. Preheat oven to 170°C/325ºF/Gas 3. Put a baking tray in the oven to heat.
  3. Line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with greased foil, or use a ready-made loaf liner.
  4. Put the flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, eggs, golden syrup and vanilla extract into a large bowl and mix (preferably with an electric mixer) until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Add the boiling water and mix well again. Stir in the chocolate chips or pieces.
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and place on the hot baking tray in the oven. Cook for around 60-80 minutes until the cake is risen and split down the middle. This is a damp batter, and the middle of the cake will still be slightly sticky when cooked and tested with a skewer.
  7. About 10 minutes before the cake is due to come out of the oven, start the syrup glaze by placing the water, sugar and cocoa powder into a small pan and boil for around 5-10 minutes until the ingredients reduce into a syrup.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven then, still in the tin, pierce the cake all over with a skewer. Pour the syrup evenly over the top of the cake.
  9. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  10. Scatter the chocolate pieces and flakes over the surface of the sticky cake.
  11. Enjoy! ;)

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Recipe by Olive Tree Kitchen at