Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Today, the group became one Umber writer cover fan richer! Yes, our own grandpa! And here is how it happened. Anticipate it or not, in my unaccented kitchen advancement, I never proven to variety this glorious brownness cake. Whenever it was minute for godforsaken, everyone was asking for something creamy, with luscious material or a cheesecake. Nobody desired unspoilt old potable cakes anymore! But, search finished different recipes on the Cyberspace, I was e'er attracted by photos of these plentiful cakes suchlike Tracey's potable cake or the toothsome cover from Tutti-Dolci. But, for any occurrence, I kept whatever of these recipes in my bookmarks.

And yesterday was the perfect day for the beverage pounding dish to propagate it's fragrance in my kitchen. My hubby was on a commerce blooper, patch my son Marco was at my husband's parents square. Perfect! I was fated that I would not focus something like "Vera, why don't you, yet, represent those umber cupcakes?"


For the cake:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 oz chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 egg

For chocolate ganache:

  • 3 oz chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Grease the 9×5 inch loaf pan and line it with the baking paper
  2. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
  3. In a bowl mix together flour and salt
  4. Place the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over to melt the chocolate, then stir in the cocoa and set aside to cool for a few minutes
  5. Mix the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add chocolate and cocoa mixture and mix it well
  6. Eggs add one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
  7. Gradually add the mixture of flour and salt, stir it well.
  8. Spread the batter in the prepared pan, and tap gently the pan a few times on your work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
  9. Bake for 6o-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean (be careful not to overdo it, it will become dry)
  10. Let it cool a few minutes in the pan, than turn it out of the pan and allow to cool completely.
  11. Make the chocolate ganache while the cake is cooling. Melt the chocolate and whisk in the heavy whipping cream until become silky. Spread it over the cake

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