Recipe: Perfect Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake. This Chocolate Pound Cake gets its chocolate flavor from unsweetened cocoa powder. This chocolate pound cake recipe comes from one of my favorite go-to cookbooks, the Church of the Holy Spirit Cookbook. My mom gave it to me as a gift many years ago and I have treasured it!

Chocolate pound cake comes together so easily that it's an everyday cake, but the taste and texture β€” that close-knit, tight crumb unique to a pound cake β€” plus the deep chocolate flavor make it feel. This Chocolate Pound Cake is rich and buttery with a mild chocolate flavor. It has a fine crumb and a dense texture. You can have Chocolate Pound Cake using 11 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Chocolate Pound Cake

  1. You need 100 g of unsalted butter, room temperature.
  2. Prepare 100 g of granulated sugar.
  3. It’s 100 g of egg (from 2 medium-size eggs), room temperature.
  4. Prepare 80 g of cake flour.
  5. Prepare 12 g of natural cocoa powder.
  6. You need 2 g (1/2 tsp) of baking powder.
  7. You need 0.75 g (1/8 tsp) of table salt.
  8. It’s 30 ml of milk.
  9. It’s 4 g of instant coffee.
  10. You need 28 g of chocolate.
  11. It’s of icing sugar for dusting (optional).

While this cake doesn't really need a frosting. This Chocolate Pound Cake is dense, buttery and loaded with rich chocolate flavor. While I love a regular pound cake, I might not ever go back now that I've had this amazing chocolate version. Slice the cake and serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Pound Cake step by step

  2. Heat milk, instant coffee, and chocolate until fully melted and stir to combine. Set aside to cool..
  3. Using a hand mixer or simply a hand-whisk, cream the butter for 1 minute until fully-softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy and lightened in color. Frequently scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a silicone spatula for even mix..
  4. Lightly beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Then add them into the butter mixture in 3 additions. Mix just until combined after every addition. If we add all eggs at once, both of these high-fat ingredients might not combine but end up separating..
  5. Add all of the dry ingredients. Make sure to sieve the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder beforehand as they tend to clump. Mix until 90% combined..
  6. Add the melted chocolate. Mix just until combined. Do not overmix as it will develop the gluten too much and result in a tough cake..
  7. Transfer into a loaf pan that has been fully coated with butter. This will help unmold the cake easily..
  8. Spread up the batter to both ends of the pan. Pipe a line of softened butter along the center lengthwise. These steps are optional, but they will help create an evenly-centered crack..
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 340Β°F (170Β°C) for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean..
  10. Run a spatula between the cake and the pan. Unmold the cake immediately after baking to prevent shrinking. Let cool on the cooling rack. With a sifter, garnish the top with icing sugar before slicing (optional)..

Adapted from "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen" by Trisha. Dark and rich, this Chocolate Pound Cake is any chocolate lover's dream. This is a Classic Traditional Chocolate Pound Cake that's extremely simple to make, requiring only a handful of ingredients. It's rich and extremely decadent, a real treat that your whole family will love! This ultimate chocolate sour cream pound cake is going to blow you away.

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