• Chloe Shaw

Recipe: Chocolate, date and orange loaf

Updated: May 25

This week I made one of my favourite recipes and of course, it involved chocolate. I like most love chocolate, and find it hard to restrain myself sometimes from not eating the entire large Cadbury sharing bar. Chocolate has so many versatile uses, not only paired in sweet dishes but also can be delicious when paired with savoury combinations.

To celebrate all things chocolate I decided to create a simple chocolate loaf, with a couple hidden ingredients giving it an extra zing. The recipe can be moderated as you wish, the flour can be substituted for gluten free flour. I personally, prefer the subtle taste of orange that this loaf provides, however if you were wanting a more prominent zesty flavour you can easily add the juice of two oranges. This loaf only takes an hour to prep and cook, and the results are well worth it! This little loaf was gone within the day of baking it, so grab it whilst you can!

This week let us go forth and enjoy the wonderful ingredient that is chocolate!


  • 200g butter (softened)

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 150g Self-raising flour

  • 50g Cocoa powder or you can melt 100g of the milk/dark chocolate of your choosing

  • 2 eggs

  • Zest and juice of one orange

  • Green and Blacks Dark sea salt chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a loaf tin with baking parchment.

  2. Firstly, cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl.

  3. Mix in the eggs. Add the flour to the mixture and stir using a spatula until the flour mixture is incorporated evenly throughout the batter. Finally, add the zest and juice of the orange, and stir until combined.

  4. Decant the mixture from the bowl into the loaf tin, and ensure the mixture is spread evenly.

  5. Place in the oven for 40 minutes.

  6. Wait until cool and drizzle the dark chocolate over the top of the loaf, and serve with ice cream!

I hope you enjoy this week's recipe, don't forget to tag us in your creations! @delightfullydietetic


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