Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Pound Cakes- Chocolate
I have a like for the Chocolate. Introduced to it by my Mother, who has introduced all the Kids I know. It's the taste that gets you. Have made several chocolate cake lately. You know I think they are the best for you, antioxidants and all. Yesterday I made a Chocolate Pound Cake that was the death of cakes. It was the most moist and flavorful cake I have made. Not too hard to make and Baked Beautifully.
Chocolate Pound Cake
Preheat oven to 325F or 300F for convection oven ( I used a convection oven).
Butter and flour the Bundt pan.
472 grams of Unbleached Flour ( about 3 cups)
1/2 teaspoon each of, Baking soda, Baking powder and Fine Table Salt
3 Tablespoon Natural Unsweetened Cocoa ( I use Hershey's)
2 Tablespoons Special Dark Cocoa ( Hershey's)
Mix these together and set aside.
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temp ( very soft, that is the key to this)
1/2 cup solid Vegetable Shortening ( I use Crisco, in the bar not jar)
3 cups fine Sugar
Put the Butter and Shortening in a electric mixer and cream together for about 2 minutes. add the sugar one cup at a time and continue to cream. after all sugar is added continue to cream for about 5 minutes or until very fluffy.
5 Large Eggs
I cup of real Buttermilk.
1 tablespoon good vanilla extract ( I use Madagascar )
Add eggs one at a time blending well each each one, til you do not see any egg. after adding the eggs it is time to add the Dry ingredients.
Alternate the Dry ingredients one cup at a time with the Buttermilk. Starting with the Flour and ending with the flour. Be sure to scape the bottom and sides to make sure all the ingredients are Incorporated well.
Add the tablespoon of vanilla and blend. The batter should be thick.
Pour evenly into the prepared bundt pan.
Place in preheated oven and cook for 1 Hour and 45 Minutes , cake tested should come out clean.
cool on rack in pan for 10 minutes. Then Invert pan into plate, remove the pan and serve or let cool.
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