1 cup (200 g) sugar
21/2 cups (300 g ) flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 cup (170 ml) milk
1teaspoon vanilla essence
150g dark chocolate, chopped
Whip butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time, whipping vigorously after each addition.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and fold in, alternating with the milk and vanilla essence.
Add 100 g of chopped chocolate and mix well.
Pour the batter into a well greased and floured loaf tin and sprinkle the remaining chocolate.
Bake in moderate oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for some minutes in the tin before turning out.