Monday, March 2, 2009

An Afternoon Delight!












CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

185 g sifted all purpose flour
60 g sifted unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
60 g bittersweet chocolate
250g unsalted butter at room temperature
440g light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g sour cream


Method

Preheat oven to 350 F/ 180C

Butter a 9 by 5 by 3" loaf pan.

Sift flour, cocoa and salt together. Set aside.

Place the chocolate in the top of a double boiler and melt over simmering water.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together until fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

Add the vanilla and melted chocolate and mix well.

Fold a third of the dry ingredients, then half the sour cream into the chocolate mixture.

repeat - ending with the dry ingredients.

Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.

If the cake is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminium foil.

Let the cake cool in the rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.

Slice and serve.

*Dust the pound cake with powdered sugar if you wish. To top with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. Then.. indulge, ladies! All senses will come to life again..


Have a delightful week ahead .. Prayers, love and hugs enclosed.




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PS: Loretta from Under the Wild Cherry Trees has this very cool step by step tutorial (and a more friendlier-user conversion for the Pound Cake ...) at this link -click here

infact it is so cool.. i am simply too embarrassed to show myself in this part of town again with the same recipe. :)


42 comments:

Jeannette St.G. said...

The flowers -(ah, I'm blanking out on their name) and chocolate-anything are my favorite - so I certainly will try this one out! Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!

Marie Reed said...

Yummm! I just gained ten pounds from reading this!

Kate said...

I am returning your visit to my blog this morning and I felt compelled to compliment you on yours - It is so incredibly beautiful... I will call again. Though not too often methinks or I will be gaining even more weight) Cheers Kate x.

Cynthia said...

Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower ever!!! The pound cake looks so yummy. Cindy

Loretta said...

Oh my! Everything looks delicious. I will be making that chocolate pound cake for sure! There goes the diet:)

SILVER said...

hi hi..

Jeannette-

Marie-

Kate-

Cynthia-

Loretta-

looks like i'm not the only one with the same concerns of blowing my Zen diet..

Hmm.. where's CC Catherine? She's asked me for this recipe and i haven't seen her yet..

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That looks yummy!!! I see that I'm not on your followers list anymore either. What is going on?? I seem to have disappeared from so many blogs! I need help figuring this out! Please know that I continue to follow you even if my picture isn't there!

Jeannie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Silver!

Your blog is so delightful (and sinful- that chocolate pound cake looks fabulous!!)

I look forward to your future posts. Talk to you soon.

Amber Star said...

Oh my the hydrangeas are beautiful!
The sweets looked delicious, too. Thanks for dropping by and hope you have a wonderful day. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today.

Raggedy Girl said...

The cake looks good. Pound cake is one of those comfort type foods and thanks for sharing the recipe.

Have a Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Judy said...

That chocolate pound cake looks awesome! :) It's dinner time soon!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

That sounds taste. I might have to try and make this.

Silver said...

Hi hi!

Jeannie-

Amber Star-

Roberta Anne-

Judy-

Mc Sunshine-

The diet programme is out for this week, girls.

Just A Gal... said...

OH MY GOODNESS I am so going to have to make this!!!

Wonderful meeting you and I look forward to getting to know you more...

You have just a lovely blog... I so enjoy it!!

Just A Gal...

SILVER said...

Walking on Sunshine- REALLY??? GOOGLE! What is going on?? I have played nice for tooooooo long. Now i am close to upset!!

Since GOOGLE "improved" on the Followers Widget- i can't even figure out who's following me either at a glance anymore- cos i like to be able to click on their blog and visit and stalk them, y'know whenever i can..

Good thing you highlight this to me, girl! 1000x apologies!

Shelia said...

Hi! Oh, my goodness - how delicious this all looks! Like everyone else, you're trying to make us fat! ;)
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me.
Shelia ;)

SILVER said...

Just A Gal- ditto.. so nice to have checked out your blog too!!

Shelia.. i know.. i can be quite evil at times.. hehe

Barb said...

love the photos and the cake looks yummy!....Barb

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Look at all of this wonderful food and flowers! Lovely! Thank you for sharing...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Leigh said...

Oh, dear, Silver....afternoon delight indeed! YUM! I will be over shortly (I wish!!)

Leigh said...

BTW hydrengeas are my favorite!

Janice said...

Hello!! I was excited to see that you visited today. I like this blog of yours. It is full of good ideas and uplifting. I hope you are doing well these days!! Keep up the good work!!

SILVER said...

Barb- i know, i get fat even by looking at them myself..

Sheila- glad to see you here..

Leigh- i wish, too!! yeah, hydrangeas are so glorious and they come in a few delightful colours too..always a delight to see them!

Janice- cool of you to drop by too!

kari and kijsa said...

Mmmmmmm...That sounds delicious...looks beautiful...and just added to our waistline with yummy fabulousness!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Wifey Dessert said...

those flowers aer so pretty!!! that recipe looks yummy!! i will have to try that...

Marie Reed said...

I gave up coffee for lent but not cake!! yeahhh!

Debbie said...

I love these pictures. You're making me so hungry!!! Thanks for posting the recipe for the chocolate cake. And thanks for visiting Heart Choices. I love Beth too!

BECKY said...

Oh so very delish looking!! And the flowers...well I just love flowers, and these are pretty!!

Hope you're having a great week!!
Blessings, friend,
Becky

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Silver, Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you took time to look at more of the posts. I am enjoying yours. That Chocolate Pound Cake sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks!!!!

Visit my blog anytime..
Hugs,
Betsy

Hélène Glehen said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping at my blog and your kind comments.

Silver said...

Hi hi!

kari & kijsa-

Wifey dessert-

Marie- i could not give up coffee for anything.. on the contrary!!

Debbie-

Becky-

Betsy-

Helene-

thks for dropping by this morning ladies..

Judy said...

Those flowers are just beautiful. I love any kind of purple or blue flowers. The pound cake made me so hungry. I am going to find something to eat right now!

lvroftiques said...

Hey girl! Was thinking about you. How're thangs? I'm drooly over all your pics as usual! I warned my peeps over at my place that they might get hungry if they came here *winks* Those hydrangeas look beautiful!! Hydrangeas are the most fab flower! You can use them fresh and they look beautiful, dry them and they look different, but equally beautiful! Love Vanna

SILVER said...

Judy-
hunger pangs seem seemed to be calling out more often these days with me too..i wonder why..
i will be going to visit your food blog soon after this to check out what you've been cooking in your kitchen too..

SILVER said...

Vanna-
Apart from a broken toe nail, achy bones all over after what I went through in my Akido class (post in Reflection).. also a little difficulty trying to get my clothes changed this morning.. i can't really complain.

The Junkin' Yaya said...

Hi sweetie!

Okay...now first, I don't cook anymore (doesn't mean I can't...just don't). So, you will just have to bake up some of the delights and ship 'um here to Texas! :)

Love the beautiful flowers....and everything looks YUMMY!!! :)

xo...deb

Silver said...

deb-

yep, from my side of the world to yours, the only thing that i can possibly be sending you will have to be the gool ol' Christmas fruit cake! hehe..

Shadow said...

wow, you've got some amazing stuff here... above all, now i'm HUNGRY.....

Silver said...

Shadow- welcome.. come on in. Door's always open and there's always food in the house!

sri said...

Hi Friend.. Interesting post.. Keep up the good work..Do find time to drop by my site and post your views... Take care.. Cheers mate!!!

Charlotte said...

Oh, that food looks soooo good. Think I'll go in the kitchen and see if I can find something sweet - preferably chocolate. lol
Charlotte

Silver said...

Sri- will do.

Charlotte-..yes, that's close.