Double Chocolate Pound Cake

I was beginning to panic –my chocolate pound cake recipe had gone astray.

Then Holly called and said she’d found a pad of paper. I was so very glad to lay my hands on this recipe again! Now it will be available online, in case I lose my pad of paper.

Double Chocolate Pound Cake
1 ¾ c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 ½ sticks butter, divided
1 ¾ c light brown sugar
1 T vanilla
5 eggs
¾ c cocoa
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
¾ boiling water
1 c sour cream

Pre-heat oven to 350º F Grease bundt pan with a mix of 1 T each of melted butter and baking cocoa, blended into a paste. Heat ¾ c water to a boil. Add cocoa and stir together. Add ½ stick of butter and chocolate and stir until melted. Allow to cool slightly, then stir in sour cream. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour baking soda and salt. Beat 1 stick butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about four minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and chocolate mixture alternately. Bake until just pulling away from the pan, about 60 minutes.

This is a very adaptable cake. For Holly’s wedding, I used organic dark chocolate with orange, added the zest of a large, organic orange, and made an orange sauce from the juice of the orange to use as a glaze. It was a terrific combination of chocolate and orange. Candied orange peel makes an excellent garnish.

This summer for Dan’s and Michelle’s silver birthday celebration, I flavored the cake with cherry liquer and made a cherry glaze for the top.

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One Response

  1. So delicious. Even when I make it. Thanks, A.

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