How to make Chocolate Pound Cake?




There are a number of desserts which people like to have after their meal. It is told by doctors also that a person should eat at least half bowls of a dessert at the end of the meal because it helps to digest the food easily. Desserts, like custards, cocktails, pudding, ice creams and chocolate are the options while choosing a dessert. But the most easy, yummy and scrumptious dessert is the cake.

The cake is the favorite bonbon, which is liked and cherished by everyone. People like cakes and prefer it to a greater extent than any other sweet dishes. All types of food networks provide mostly all kinds of flavors of cake. The cake recipe of almost all the cake is the same. Only the difference is of the cake flavors. For decorating, fruits, berries, glaze, crushed chocolate are used. It makes the cake more tender and yummy. Birthday cake, wedding cake, Easter cake, all are completed and comes to an end when the cake is cut.

On valentine day, birthdays, gifts are presented to the lover or to the birthday boy. Chocolate gift boxes are given as a present. Chocolates are favorable of everyone and mostly children liked them as a birthday gift. The chocolate shops provide a variety of flavors of chocolate like strawberry baptism, caramel and crunch etc.

The cheesecake recipe, carrot cake recipe and banana cake recipe are the easiest one. They are baked and prepared within a few minutes. The best quality in these cakes is that, it can be served at any time of the day and are easily digestible.

Pound cake is a cake in which measurements are conducted in pounds. Today, this method has lost its value since now measurements are brought in cups. It is basically a north European dish. Everything along the pound cake is equal. But people started adding ingredients unequally and new flavors were added. The pound cake gained many flavors and popularity. The name was given pound because the measurements were taken in pound but ingredients were added unequally.

An easy recipe of how to make the pound cake is:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups  flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4 cup  cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups  sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

For the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup fresh cream
  • 3 tablespoons  corn syrup
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

 

Method:

Add flour and salt in a bowl and keep them aside.

In another bowl, whisk cocoa powder and simultaneously add boiling water, stir continuously.

Beat butter and sugar together and then add eggs. Beat the mixture well.

Add the cocoa powder mixture and blend them as well as you can.

Next, combine the flour mixture and mix them until everything is fully integrated.

Pour it down in the greased pan and bake for about 35 minutes until the tester comes out neat.

Let it finish cooling on a rack.

Method of glaze:

In a sauce pan, add cream and corn syrup. Heat it on a low flame and keep stirring. Cook until it simmers.

Remove from heat and quickly add chocolate mixture.

Stir until the chocolate gets melted and the mixture turns smooth.

Pour it in the cool cake.

The delicious chocolate pound cake is ready.

Tip while making cake is that, whenever you make the cake make sure everything is in correct measurement. Even if the teaspoon is replaced by tablespoon, the cake has the chances to get spoiled. If managed carefully, nothing will go awry and a good-looking and delicious cake is cooked.