When pressed for time, Lindsay Cameron, a journalism student at University of King’s College in Halifax, bakes her friend Rose Wilson’s chocolate cake. Like Rose, she serves it warm while the chocolate chips are still gooey with lightly whipped cream.
If transporting while warm, turn cake out of pan onto a heatproof serving plate. Place in a small deep plastic or cardboard container. Lay a tea towel loosely over top. Or cooled cake can be sliced and placed in overlapping rows on a serving plate. Overwrap tightly with clear wrap until ready to serve.
Loaf pan tip
Batter can be divided in half and baked in 2 greased loaf pans. Bake 9×5 inch (1.5 L) loaves about 45 minutes or 8-1/2×4-1/2 inch (1.5 L) loaves about 55 minutes, until cakes test done with a skewer.