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
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g sour cream
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.
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. :)