Double Chocolate Pound Cake

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Cakes - Cake Recipes, Chocolate Recipes

For either baking novices or seasoned pros, a dump cake is a no-brainer. To prepare one, you simply dump the ingredients into a bowl and beat them, then pour the batter into a pan and bake it. Although a dump cake is easy to make, it’s just as good as a more fancy cake. Perhaps that’s why dump cakes, including pound cakes, have been popular for hundreds of years.

Double Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
For either baking novices or seasoned pros, a dump cake is a no-brainer.
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened baking
  • cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. With butter, lightly grease bottom and sides of 8½ x 4½ x 2½ or 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Dust with flour. Shake out excess flour. Set aside. With a sifter or mesh strainer, sift 1¼ cups flour together with the cocoa and salt into bowl or onto sheet of waxed paper. Set aside.
  2. In large mixer bowl at medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly blended, at least several minutes. At low speed, gradually beat in reserved flour mixture, ½ cup at a time, beating just until blended and no streaks remain. Stir in chips. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 325 degree F oven until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan and cake tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 60 to 70 minutes for 9-inch pan or 75 to 85 minutes for 8½-inch pan. (If tester shows dark brown, you've hit a melted chocolate chip. Test again in another spot. To prevent over baking, remove cake from oven as soon as no light brown batter shows on tester.)
  4. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. With narrow spatula or knife, loosen cake from pan. Gently shake onto wire rack.
  5. Cool completely. To retain moisture, store cooled cake in plastic wrap. Serve plain or topped with fruit, ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.


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