April 12, 2013

Deep Chocolate Pound Cake ... 浓郁巧克力磅蛋糕

My feeling towards this pound cake is a switch feeling. I am curious how does this cake taste when i have not bake it. After my first attempt i am quite frustrated because i did not baked well.  I was thinking should i bake again or should i not. Thanks to Zoe and Jasline from Food is my Life,  I decided to bake this cake again after reading their posts. I am glad i did, this pound cake is just what i like. Its dense but soft and moist and  my youngest love it too ^_^

 好奇, 又爱又恨. 
当知道这次的Bake Along活动是烘浓郁巧克力磅蛋糕时我就很好奇. 
爱....是第二次尝试做成功了..好好吃呢 ^-^

My first attempt was really bad...:(
第次失败很伤心和泄气  U_U

Nice and moist chocolate cake...^^

This is a lovely Deep Chocolate Pound Cake..It is extra nice to have the topping of almond flakes which is a brilliant idea i took from Jasline ** ^_^
加了杏仁片的更香更美味 ^^

I am linking this post to the Bake Along event hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.


Here's the recipe from the book, Bon Appetit by Barbara Fairchild or here
(with my notes in purple)

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp coarse kosher salt

(replaced with table salt)
1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup sour cream

(replace with plain yogurt)
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

(I used the Van Houten cocoa powder)
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp boiling water
3/4 cup sugar

(reduced to 120g)
1/2 cup (1 stick) (113.5gm) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract (i omit this)
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

(I used 60g of Toblerone Swiss Milk Chocolate with honey and nougat, chopped and put into freezer for 15 minutes)

To Do:
Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F (175c). 

Butter and flour 9x5x3-inch loaf pan, tapping out any excess flour.
(I lined my pan)

Whisk flour, baking powder, coarse salt, and baking soda in medium bowl. Whisk plain yogurt (i replace sour cream with plain yogurt) and milk in small bowl.

Sift cocoa powder into another small bowl. Whisk in honey and 2 tbsp boiling water until smooth. Cool completely. (i mix in honey here to let it dissolve better)

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in another medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 mins. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla. Add cocoa mixture; stir until smooth, occasionally scraping down bowl. Beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture in 2 additions each until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove cake from pan and cool.

Note: I have baked my cake at 175°C fan forced for 1 hr 10 minutes. Then last 10 minutes i tenth the cake with a foil to prevent it from getting too dry.

Do hope over to check out their lovely pound cake :D


  1. 这蛋糕好像很"lagu',好多人都在做啦!

    1. Ling, 没问题。

  2. Hi mui mui, your cake looks so moist! Happy weekend :)

  3. 巧克力口味蛋糕,我怎会放过它呢!

  4. Replies
    1. Hi Sharon,
      I used the wiki.com conversion chart.
      For flour is 1 cup = 125grams.
      Please refer to this link.

  5. mui mui, looks very chocolaty! I want to try it too :)

    1. PH,
      This taste more cocoa then chocolate. Taste go though. Do give it a go :)

  6. Mui Mui, your chocolate cake with almonds topping looks fantastic!!! Luckily you give it a second try :)

  7. I like your cake color very much, looks rich with chocolate. yeah, long baking hours!

  8. What was the problem for first failure ? I have quite long did not bake anything ..can't find time to bake actually , hehehe..

  9. Success is sweet huh!:D I too thought of trying this again as I am not satisfied with the damp streak at the bottom of my cake.

  10. Mui Mui, the cake looks good, chocolate cake is always irresistible :P

  11. Doreen , I've baked this and it's a WONDERFUL cake ! Planning to give it a miss , good thing I didn't :D What happened to your first bake ? Your second try looks delish ! Love the added almonds .....

  12. Hi Mui! Moral of the story - Never give up! Keep trying and you will succeed! I could visualize the image of your boys gobbling down the chocolate pound cake! :D

  13. Mui Mui, I saw many friends made this chocolate pound cake. Not sure want to bake it or not because I already baked three chocolate cake in the past two weeks.

  14. Beautiful chocolate pound cake, I love the deep color of it...and it sure looks moist.
    Have a great weekend Mui :)

  15. good morning, what happened to the first cake? i saw the pic, was it not cooked through? i thank you for baking it the second time and also very glad to hear that it turned out good for you. Toblerone! wow! that must be yummy!
    ye, dense, soft and moist!

  16. Wow kawan, look nice o.. So long no login to my blog.... And also no. View friends blog

  17. Share me a slice please..

  18. 我要大大口吃吃。^^

  19. Never say die, always say try and you'll succeed! I can imagine your kid enjoying every bite of it!

  20. Hi Doreen,

    Bravo! Your second bake is a huge success! I was thinking of you and this cake baking before I logged off for my weekend, glad that you persist and did it.

    The addition of Toblerone sounds great!


  21. Hi Doreen,
    Glad to see that your second attempt was a success! And I like the addition of almonds on the top! It looks good!
    Thank you for baking along with us!

  22. Hi Mui Mui, this chocolate pound cake look awesome. Nice texture and very chocolatey, great to go with coffee. :)

    Best regards.


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