Monday, June 13, 2011

Double Chocolate Pound Cake

Double Chocolate Pound Cake

When my friend Tati (short for Tatjana) comes over to eat at my house, I have to have something sweet for her to eat. She is one of those people who finishes her last bite of dinner and is immediately looking for something sweet. There is no breather, there is no period of digestion, she wants sugar and she wants it NOW!

We had Tati & family over for Memorial Day weekend. There were rib eyes, baked potatoes, grilled asparagus, and a nice light pasta salad, and of course, I had to make sure there was dessert!

Now the Sunday before Memorial Day was hot here in New England. It was turn on the A/C kinda hot, I don’t feel like turning on the oven kinda hot, but I did. Cause I knew if I didn’t have something sweet for Tati to eat, I would hear her groan and whine “whadda mean you don’t have something sweet? You always have something sweet. Oh mannnn” It’s the same line every time.

Tati laughing, what she does best.

Tati happened to call me when the cake had about 15 minutes left in the oven. I told her “I have a cake in the oven cause of you! I’m melting in my kitchen cause I don’t want to get yelled at for not having something sweet for you to eat”. “GOOD” she exclaimed, and she meant it. I told her better appreciate that I made a cake just for her dammit! (She did).

This was such a great pound cake. I mean I love pound cakes anyway, but this one was moist beyond belief and had really great chocolate flavor, so don't skimp on your chocolate selection. I picked up some great German chocolate at Aldi. That might have been the key to this cake coming out so delicious!

So Tati was VERY happy with this cake. She was so happy that she ate 2 big pieces and then came over the next morning and ate even more! It was that good. It's now my official "go to" pound cake. Trust me, make this!

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Double Chocolate Pound Cake
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs (room temp)
2/3 cup chocolate syrup (I used Hersheys in the can)
2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon baking soda
7 ounces milk chocolate bars
1 teaspoon vanilla

Oven to 350. Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan.

In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugar. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the chocolate syrup, flour and salt. In a small bowl combine the buttermilk and baking soda and add to the flour mixture. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate bars. Add the melted chocolate and the vanilla to the batter. Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in pan and invert onto a cake plate.
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