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Just under 1 cup (200 g) coconut oil or butter, softened
1 and ⅔ cup (350 g) sugar (I use raw, but brown or granulated sugar should work fine)
100-110 g (4 oz) dark chocolate, melted (in the microwave/over a double boiler)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup hot coffee (1 cup boiling water + 2 tsp instant espresso powder- or just water if you don't like coffee)
1 and ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
Let's get Cooking...
Preheat the oven to 350 F or 180 C and line a loaf tine with a liner/grease with butter and dust with flour/line with parchment paper.
In a bowl, cream together the oil/butter and sugar until just combined.
Add the eggs and continue to mix. Do not be tempted to beat too much air into the batter, as you want this cake to be dense and devilish, not light and fluffy.
Stir in the baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
Slowly blend in the melted chocolate. Make sure that it has cooled slightly so that it does not destroy the delicate nature of the butter mixture.
Add the cocoa, baking soda and salt and continue to blend.
Alternate between the hot coffee and flour in three batches until your result is a thin batter that resembles the consistency of melted ice cream.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with damp crumbs (it will not come out completely clean due to the dense nature of this cake).
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