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!
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.
125g white flour (APF)
125g dark chocolate
1 packet of vanilla sugar (1.5 teaspoons)
1/2 tsp baking powder
12g cornflour (cornstarch)
pinch of salt
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.