Chocolate Log Recipe

Chocolate Log Recipe

I bought a baking calendar from Poundland at the start of the year, hoping to bake the recipe on the calendar for each month. Since I was a bit pregnant and gave birth in April (ahamdulillah/all praise to God), it’s safe to say I haven’t had much free time. September’s recipe, however, was an absolute must – a chocolate log.

I proceeded to bake this delight with ease, which sadly I ended up dropping on the floor during transit from loaf tin to wire rack 😞

The good news is that I managed to salvage most of the cake, and it tasted amazing!

So here’s the recipe in case you want to give it a go and not drop it on the floor!

Chocolate Log Recipe

Serves 8-12 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients Required:

  • 175g Softened Butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 175g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 140g Self-Raising Flour
  • 85g Ground Almonds
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 100ml Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 50g Plain Chocolate Chips or Chunks
  • 150g Fresh Raspberries
  • 50g Icing Sugar


  • Heat oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas Mark 3. Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with a long strip of baking parchment.
  • 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 powder until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips then scrape into the tin.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden, risen and a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool in the tin, then lift out onto a wire rack over some kitchen paper.
  • Finish off by placing fresh raspberries on top and sprinkle a dusting of icing sugar over the top.
  • Leave to set before slicing.

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