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Mini spelt chocolate loaves & Sunday links

February 22, 2015

chocolate spelt cake recipe  | Sugar Thumb

After going out last night, stumbling in at 4 in the morning… eating some curry and then passing out…  I was dreading the hangover. BUT I finally remembered what my mamma told me – ” just drink water…”. Obviously we all know this, but who can actually say they do this? Well… I did it.. and I woke up today bounced out of bed like some kind of exciteable cocker spaniel. I got a new silicone mini loaf baking pan last week, and I wanted to make some delicious easy mini chocolate spelt loaves for a Sunday morning that dreams are made of.

Spelt chocolate loaves… and chocolate ice cream for breakfast. Standard.

chocolate spelt cake recipe  | Sugar Thumb

chocolate spelt cake recipe  | Sugar Thumb

chocolate spelt cake recipe  | Sugar Thumb

pineapple spoons | Sugar Thumb

Having heard about my new found cafe wanderlust, my friend Tom took me on a Sunday afternoon cafe tour. We went to a bunch of lovely places but my favourite by far was Roamers on Pannierstrasse in Neukölln. You walk in and the interior is filled with plants, a beautiful wooden counter  and magical looking cakes. The platters of food they were bringing out looked seriously tasty.

The staff are really friendly and they also sell some nice light tan coloured leather pouches and wallets designed and made in Germany.

Roamers cafe Berlin

Roamers cafe Berlin

Roamers Berlin

Now for my favourite links from around the interwebs this week:

1. These amazing fortune cookies from A Brown Table
2. Roasted garlic and cauliflower pasta and a giveaway from the First Mess.
3. Beautiful photos and citrus cake recipe from Cannelle & Vanille
4. So excited for Little loaf’s new cookbook – it’s got recipes from her childhood – one being JAFFA CAKES – my favourite!
5. This great list of classic cookie ideas from Saveur


Mini spelt chocolate loafs


  1. 1 cup caster sugar
  2. 1 cup butter
  3. 2 free range eggs
  4. 1 cup spelt flour
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  7. 1/2 cup dark chocolate, broken up


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease your mini loaf tin
  2. Mix the sugar and butter together until pale and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs and fold in thoroughly
  4. In a separate bowl sieve the baking powder, flour and cocoa powder together
  5. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly mixed
  6. Spoon into the loaf tin and add a piece of dark chocolate onto the top of each loaf
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven


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  • Reply Lucy February 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Love your favorite links!

  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche February 24, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Oh god these little chocolate loaves look SO delicious.. I love your photography of them especially. Pinned!

    • Reply Trisha February 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Thalia 🙂

  • Reply erin @ February 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I really love using spelt flour in desserts. I’d imagine these taste amazing. Beautiful shots x

    • Reply Trisha February 25, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Erin – spelt rocks!

  • Reply Kate April 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Aw, thank you! I’m so excited for you to see the book 🙂

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