Today, the world became one Chocolate pound cake fan richer! Yes, our own grandpa! And here is how it happened. Believe it or not, in my short kitchen career, I never tried to make this beautiful chocolate cake. Whenever it was time for desert, everyone was asking for something creamy, with delicious filling or a cheesecake. Nobody wanted good old chocolate cakes anymore! But, looking through various recipes on the Internet, I was always attracted by photos of these plentiful cakes like Tracey’s chocolate cake or the delicious cake from Tutti-Dolci. But, for any eventuality, I kept some of these recipes in my bookmarks.
And yesterday was the perfect day for the chocolate pound cake to spread it’s aroma in my kitchen. My husband was on a business trip, while my son Marco was at my husband’s parents place. Perfect! I was certain that I would not hear something like “Vera, why don’t you, nevertheless, make those chocolate cupcakes?” I found some wonderful recipes and decided to take what I like from every one of them. And so, in a very short time, I was taking out a beautiful chocolate cake from a hot oven, and decided to top it all with moist chocolate ganache. When everything cooled off, I cut off a piece. MMMM, just as I thought! A beautiful taste of chocolate cake, which was very moist in places and reminded me of brownies, which I adore!
But, things quickly started changing. My husband, who came back in the late afternoon, was not really overwhelmed with my new chocolate treat. “There’s no filling here”, he cried and ate a few bites just not to offend me. My son Marco, after coming back from granny and grandpa, also showed no enthusiasm, took a spoon and opened a “Nutella”. Hmmm, I was left alone with a huge chunk of chocolate pound cake which I still thought was wonderful! And then a moment of enlightenment! I remembered another chocolate lover, who enjoyed good old chocolate cakes, our grandpa!
And just as I thought, grandpa was delighted with my new chocolate cake! Cutting it with a fork, he said “Well, this is a real cake, not those stupid creamy scams! Vera, you are a real maestro!
Of course, by saying this, grandpa deserved a big reward, half of the cake that was left, while with the other part, I simply tried to convince the others that they are wrong!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 2 oz chocolate (chopped)
- ⅓ cup boiling water
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 5 egg
- 3 oz chocolate (chopped)
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- Grease the 9x5 inch loaf pan and line it with the baking paper
- Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
- In a bowl mix together flour and salt
- Place the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over to melt the chocolate, then stir in the cocoa and set aside to cool for a few minutes
- Mix the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add chocolate and cocoa mixture and mix it well
- Eggs add one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
- Gradually add the mixture of flour and salt, stir it well.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pan, and tap gently the pan a few times on your work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
- Bake for 6o-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean (be careful not to overdo it, it will become dry)
- Let it cool a few minutes in the pan, than turn it out of the pan and allow to cool completely.
- Make the chocolate ganache while the cake is cooling. Melt the chocolate and whisk in the heavy whipping cream until become silky. Spread it over the cake