Thursday, April 4, 2013

Deep Chocolate Pound Cake


Chocolate cakes are always welcomed in my house, not that i love baking chocolate cakes, they are usually fast to finish,  in regardless they are rich or light , plain or not plain type of chocolate cakes. I have baked this cake twice, also not because it's super delicious but it was gone quite quickly and the first time i made that, i find that the honey taste is a little strong for my liking and also forgot to put in the chocolate chips.


It is a nice chocolate cake even though i personally prefer the flavour and the taste of the chocolate could be more intense and i still enjoyed eating it . If you do not like the honey taste in cakes, it is alright to skip that.It was also suggested in the book that we can cut the cake into small cubes and then layered with some whipping cream, fruits and some chocolate sauce, making it a trifle. Zoe who had chosen this cake for our bake along is unable to post her cake up today due to some personal matters but she will be back next week  to post it up.  Meanwhile, dont mind just spare some time looking at mine and Joyce's cake first..haha.. and also the rest who will be joining us, ok?




Recipe ( from bon appetit Desserts ) with replacement made for some ingredients
Ingredients
280gm cake flour/ap flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4tsp baking soda
1/2 cup yogurt/sour cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1tbsp honey
2-3 tbsp boiling water
1/2cup sugar
113 gm unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Method:
Position rack in the center of oven, preheat to 350F/175C. Lined a 9"x5"x3" loaf pan.

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Whisk yogurt and milk in another small bowl. Sift cocoa powder in another bowl and whisk in honey and boiling water until smooth. Cool completely.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg at a time, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl. Add cooled mixture, stir until smooth, occasionally scraping down bowl. Beat in flour mixture alternately with yogurt/sour cream mixture in 2 additions each until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to prepared pans, smooth top and bake until tester inserted comes out clean, about 1 hour.




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52 comments:

  1. Hi Lena,
    Yes, I find that the taste of honey is a little too strong and would prefer a more chocolaty cake, but then again, if you are looking for a simple chocolate cake, then, this fits the bill! I have forgotten to mention in my post, and only remembered when I read yours, just added that in! :)
    Told you I was sleepy and only drafted it last night in a rush! :)

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    1. me also..only slept ard 4am yesterday! Yawwwning now..:D

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  2. Hi Lena,
    Your chocolate cake is in time for my breakfast..lol
    Your cake look simple yet moist and chocolaty.
    Would try out the honey version but i think i will reduce a little, to 1/2 tsp?
    Do you think can i do that?
    Thanks
    mui

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    1. hi mui, 1/2tsp may be a bit little if you like to try the honey version. Maybe you can put a little bit more..perhaps 1.2tbsp. My 1 tbsp in the recipe is what i used for the 2nd time, i find the honey taste is alright for me. The original recipe asks for 1/4cup. You would need the honey and water to mix with the cocoa powder to form a smooth paste.

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    2. hi lena,
      I have tried this cake but i found mine is dense. Its like fudgy texture.
      I will tried again hope the next trial will be better..:p
      Thanks!
      mui

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  3. Wow Lena, your chocolate cake looks beautiful, I love the deep color and flavor of it...
    Enjoy your week :)

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    1. thank you! you hv a good week too!

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  4. Hi, Lena, oh yeah, I just visited Joyce's blog. So why called "Deep" choc pound cake? How deep, hehe!

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    1. LOL!..deep in the sense that the cocoa powder is mixed with the boiling water to create a deep chocolate flavour. Still not 'deep' for me..hehe..

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  5. Love your deep chocolate pound cake. It looks lovely with the chocolate chips!

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  6. Love this rich pound cake. I can have few slices in one go! :D

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  7. indeed it is welcoming... i love the great texture and color of your pound cake lena...toppped with the choc chips... all time fave!!! i shld try mine soon:)

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    1. thanks for your participation! your cake turns out great!

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  8. Lena, chocolate cake is always the top favourite in my house too. This cake really looks very "deep" chocolaty.

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    1. wish it could be more ''deep' :D

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  9. Lena, I will eat any kind of chocolate cake! I also don't like the taste of honey in cakes.

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    1. i know! i know..you like chocolate muffins!! LOL!

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  10. Lena, I like the way you put the chocolate chips on top the cake... Nice and elegant.

    Zoe is going for holiday. Will wiat her come bec then.

    Joyce one also not bad...

    Mine will be posting soon. Wait ya.

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    1. thanks angeline for baking along with us!

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  11. My family loves chocolate cake
    Thank you for the recipe
    We will try weekend to make
    But to add in less honey

    Have an enjoyable week

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    1. wa, first time hearing you want to bake a cake
      is this real or just pulling my leg?
      if you like it , let me know
      if you dont like it, dont let me know!

      haha...only kidding ya.. Have a great week!

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  12. What a lovely looking cake! Mine a bit lopsided because I used aluminium foil mould! Batter too heavy for the foil lol!

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    1. thanks jeannie and thanks for your entry. I didnt even notice your cake was lopsided! :D

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  13. Awesome bake, Lena. Two pieces of Chocolate Pound Cake and a cup of coffee as 3pm snack, it's heaven.

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  14. Your cake looks lovely. I made this twice but both times not satisfactory as there is some damp layer inside... don't know why. Will try again one more time.

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    1. i read that jeannie's one also got that damp layer, if you see clearly my cake also looks a bit like that but not wet. hope you cake will turn out good .

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  15. just saw Joyce chocolate cake then yours, wow!! this month I'm going to get fat!!

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  16. Hi Lena, lovely cake you have got there. It looks very soft and moist. Interesting to note that there's honey in it.

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  17. The cake looks moist and I can imagine myself sinking my teeth on a slice of it. I'll be on cloud 9...... :)

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  18. Hi Lena, i usually find the recipes from Bon Apetit pretty reliable. This chocolate cake sounds really nice, i like the addition of sour cream.

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  19. looks good! I'm really tempted to bake this cake as well ;)

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  20. Lovely cake! Thanks for the tip regards the honey. Will try and bake this!

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  21. Hi Lena, I am fan of chocolate cake especially those are moist and chocolaty one :) I would like to try this delicious recipe and support Bake along event.

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  22. This is my 2nd chocolate pound cake and I think I NEED to bake this ! Joyce , doesn't like the taste of her honey , so I guess I'll just omit it since my honey has this strong flavor as well :P Gorgeous cake , Lena !

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  23. Keep a slice for me please :-) Have a good day. Diane

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  24. I like this deep chocolate cake :) even my neighbours commented good! :)

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  25. YUM! What a heavenly chocolatey cake to die for! Looks so inviting! May I have a slice please! ;)

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  26. Wow.. your chocolate cake made me drooling!

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  27. Hi Lena, nice cake, very chocolatey ... great to go with Ipoh coffee. Boh liow?? LOL

    Have a nice day.

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  28. Mouthwatering cake!I want to lick the screen:)))
    hugs,dear Lena!

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  29. Eileen, Hundted Eighty DegreesApril 5, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Hi Lena, here I come: ) nice looking one especially the chocolate chips you spread on top.

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  30. the other day I was craving a heavy chocolate cake but no time to bake one,,look at your cake, it again tempt me..must quickly bake one.

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  31. Looks so soft and chocolatey yummy.

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  32. Yummy Yummy! I saw many delicious chocolate cake around and yours looks very delicious too :)

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  33. Hi Lena,

    I'm back. Totally agree that this chocolate pound cake can be better with more intense flavours and smoother texture. Despite its mixed reviews at Epicurious, I think it is still ok to eat and also agree that there are rooms for improvements :p

    Zoe

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  34. Hi Lena, it's been a while since we've (I've) visited your blog, to comment. It's been a long and difficult road for me since the last several months, but I'm coming around now...just could not pass up your amazing chocolate loaf with all the yummy chocolate chips, and wonderful buttery, and moist texture of this incredible loaf cake that would surely disappear in our household the same day...or same hour for sure!
    Great recipe...thanks for sharing. xo

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  35. And nothing beats a rich pund cake witha cup of milk before I sleep!

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