June 23, 2017

Friday Flavour:Chocolate Pound Cake

With chocolate cakes, I’ve got to be in the mood for it. As simple as a chocolate cake recipe can be, I  found it to be the hardest especially when it comes to finding that perfect chocolatey cake that you can never get sick of eating it. 

I’m picky when it comes to chocolate cakes. It has to be rich, but not too dense. It has to be luscious and not crumbly. It has to be moist and not too dry. Best if the texture is moist and also (somewhat) creamish-cottony. And without compromising the chocolatey taste.

The traditional ones use buttermilk and most use coffee which I tend to avoid. The way and method it is being made can also vary from recipe to recipe;  which makes it even harder to pick that one recipe to suit your mood.

Add that to the number of eggs used, which and when ingredients are mixed in together and you’ll find yourself in a a clumsy muddle.A few trial and error in the last few months led me to this:

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Considering that (almost)every recipe is different, this is by far one of the best chocolate pound cakes I have trialled and errored.

The only thing missing is the ganache, but I reckon if the cake is good enough, there would be no need for ganache at all! Enjoy.

Chocolate Pound Cake
Serves 6
Rich and not too dense chocolatey pound cake perfect as a birthday cake or served during tea-time
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 2 large eggs, room temperature
  4. 1 tbsp coffee powder (optional)
  5. 1 tspn vanilla extract
Wet Ingredients
  1. Quarter cup evaporated milk
  2. Half cup sour cream
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 cup plus 2 tbsp sel raising flour
  2. 3/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. Half tspn salt
  4. Half tspn baking soda
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 160.2 degree Celsius (350 F)
  2. Grease a deep pan with baking spray and line with wax paper
  3. Cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time and then add vanilla extract and coffee powder
  5. Sift all the dry ingredients and set aside
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk milk and sour cream
  7. Begin with adding a portion of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture of butter, sugar and eggs. Blend lightly
  8. Alternate with a portion of wet then the dry. End with dry
  9. Blend together but don't over beat
  10. Place the mixed batter into the pan. Spread out evenly
  11. Bake about 40-50 minutes. Check that the inserted toothpick comes out clean
  12. Set aside to cool
  13. Pull away the wax paper to serve
Notes
  1. Ensure that the eggs and butter are at room temperature so that the batter comes together easily
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  1. Yep – I agree that pound cake recipes are pretty hit or miss. This sounds like a promising cake all-around. I’d like to try it!

    • It is, Katherine! At least I think so.. hehehehe! Try it and let me know how it turns out. And if you have your tried and tested, share that too! I love mucking about. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love the simplicity of this cake! Perfect for my tea! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

    • Thank you for coming by Jhuls! It’s hard to find that perfect chocolate cake, but this comes close. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your pound cake looks so rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Robbie Cheadle

    This is a very nice recipe, Ann. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you, Robbie! It’s one of the best that I’ve tried and I am still game to try more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oh Yes! Will definitely be trying this cake! Thanks.

  6. Looks yummy! You need to try my Aunt Norma’s Crazy Cake. You mix it in the pan you bake it in. Top it with a quick, easy fudge topping. A family favorite for over forty years. If you want to try it, give me a holler and I’ll give you the recipe.

    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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