Mocha loaf cake


  • 130g butter, at room temperature
  • 130g Waitrose Fairtrade Light Brown Soft Sugar
  • 2 Waitrose British Blacktail large Free Range Eggs, at room
  • 100g plain flour
  • 40g Green & Black’s Fairtrade Organic Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75ml natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 heaped tsp Clipper Super Special Fairtrade Organic Coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water


  1. Grease and line a 900g-1kg loaf tin with baking parchment, and preheat the oven to 160°C, gas mark 3. Cream together the soft butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, and then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder in a small bowl, and then add half of this dry mix to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix well to combine, and then stir in the yogurt, milk and coffee.
  3. Add the remaining dry mix and beat well until the mixture is smooth. Then spoon it into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for an hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. If it isn’t quite done, return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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