Chocolate Pound Cake

Decorating By PianoDiva Updated 6 Jan 2014 , 8:55am by enga

PianoDiva Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 7:32am
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 Hi all,


I haven't been active here for ages but I've been baking like crazy--77 dozen cookies for Christmas and Santa brought me a KitchenAid 6-qt stand mixer--a far cry from the 4-1/2 qt. one I had for the last twelve years!  But I digress...


Does anyone have a TNT recipe for chocolate pound cake?  I am doing a friend's baby shower cake for next weekend and the cake will need to be sculpted, so I'm looking for a dense cake.  She asked for chocolate, so thus the request for the chocolate pound cake.  Thanks in advance!


--Piano Diva

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enga Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 8:44am
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You can swap out 25g of the flour with a deep rich high quality cocoa powder to make it chocolate, enjoy.


p.s make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.


German Sandkuchen


Pound Cake:
125g white flour (APF)
200g sugar
125g dark chocolate
1 packet of vanilla sugar (1.5 teaspoons)
1/2 tsp baking powder
12g cornflour (cornstarch)
250g butter
pinch of salt
4 eggs

Melt the butter in a pan, pour into a mixing bowl and leave to cool.

When the butter has gone hard, mix with a hand mixer or electric mixer for about half a minute until creamy.

Gradually add the sugar, vanilla sugar, cornstarch and salt. Mix well.


Add one egg at a time to the butter, beating for at least 30 seconds after the addition of each egg.

Sieve the flour, cornflour and baking powder into a separate bowl and add the dry ingredients a tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.


Grease your loaf tin and then pour in the pound cake mix.

Bake in the middle of a preheated oven at 150 degrees C for about 60-70 minutes.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water and then pour over the cooled cake.

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