Velvety and rich chocolate loaf cake with just 3 ingredients? It can be done. I made these loaf cakes this weekend and they were so easy. You don’t even need a mixer. And the cake comes out so rich, with a very tender crumb.
Last week I experimented and came up with a mug cake using just ice cream, cake flour, and baking powder. I decided to make a full cake version using the same idea. I’ve previously made a quick bread before using ice cream and self-rising flour and I found that changing to cake flour created a softer texture that is much more like a cake.
I’m in love with baking in these small disposable loaves that I get on Amazon*. They look nice, work well as gifts, and you can toss them when you’re done.
Make sure you use a very rich ice cream for this recipe. I used a Belgian Chocolate gelato from Ciao Bella. One bite and I knew this would make a perfect cake because the ice cream has such a deep chocolate flavor.
The cake is silky soft and intensely chocolate. I really enjoyed this and will definitely be making it again.
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3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake
- 1 1/2 cups full fat chocolate ice cream or gelato about 1 pint (see note)
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare and spray with oil two 6 x 2.5 loaf pans.
- Heat ice cream in the microwave for about 30-40 seconds until almost fully melted. Pour into large mixing bowl. Add in flour and baking powder. Either by hand or using a stand mixer, mix until no flour lumps remain (use a whisk if mixing by hand). Pour into two loaf pans. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.