Fresh mint chocolate chip loaf

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I just love mint and chocolate together! especially as a mousse (which I’m hoping to make soon) but in the mean time I remembered I still had some mint left over from my friend’s garden so I thought!…ummm why not put fresh mint in my chocolate chip loaf? So I did!  

The mint oil has really latched onto this cake batter and works incredibly! Different types of chocolate from cocoa to plain to white chocolate really makes this a chocoholic’s dream!

Thank god my little ones are napping at the moment or I wouldn’t have been able to take any pictures of a whole cake to show you but I would just have had a picture of the crumbs!!! Lol.

A very simple recipe to do when you’ve got some friends coming round for a coffee and thanks Anussha once again your mint has really transformed this cake! Come round I’ll have the coffee ready x

I’m also taking a few cakes to the Fiesta Friday over @ The Novice Gardener…where all of us get together and bring lots of delicious food, come on over!

INGREDIENTS

150g unsalted butter softened
170g granulated sugar
Handful of mint leaves and stems
Pinch of salt
140g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
100ml milk
4 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
50g chocolate chips
4 squares of white chocolate melted
4 squares of plain chocolate melted

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 160ºc/325ºf/gas mark 3. Blend the butter, sugar,salt and mint together until nice and creamy

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2. Mix in all the ingredients apart from the chocolate chips. Make sure everything is combined

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3. Fold in the chocolate chips and transfer batter to a lined and greased loaf tin and level out

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4. Bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes until poked skewer comes out clean

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5. Let the loaf cool in the tin for a while and then transfer onto a large plate. Using a tablespoon drizzle the white and plain chocolate separately to create decoration.

Try and wait until the chocolate topping sets and then slice up yourself a big chunk and DEVOUR!!!!

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I couldn’t help myself!!!

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No not really 😉 ~

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82 thoughts on “Fresh mint chocolate chip loaf

  1. This looks wonderful! We must be having the same craving, I have a mint and chocolate post going up today. I also used fresh mint from the garden, I have a ton! I usually put it in fruit or a cocktail but it certainly works wonders with chocolate for dessert too. I will definitely try this recipe out sometime this summer.

  2. Wow! Thanks for the step by step pictures, they really captured the experience. And, thank you for bringing this to FF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. 😀

  3. I think I am in chocolate heaven right now, this looks absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for bringing it to the party. Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  4. We don’t see enough mint in my opinion, so thank you for bringing this to the party! Also, I think it is so smart of you to add the mint to the butter . . . . the oils released in the mint are probably carried much better through a fat, rather than just being added to flour or sprinkled on top of the cake. Genius!

  5. Sounds scrumptious, Dimple! I can’t help but think of the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. I imagine the flavors of this loaf are delicious!

  6. Hi,Dimple,I try a lot of your recipes,found this one really interesting and simple. Just wanted to know which unsalted butter do you use. Waiting for a reply soon so that I can try it out! thanks!

  7. My lovely Dimple… welcome to Fiesta Friday! I’m so happy to see you… You and I share a love of chocolate and mint! This looks so delicious… the perfect treat to bring to our table this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week.. ❤

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