Chocolate Pound Cake

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Chocolate Pound Cake
Photo Credits: Hina Humair

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 oz chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 egg

Ingredients for chocolate ganache:

  • 3 oz chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Grease the 9×5 inch loaf pan and line it with the baking paper
  2. Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
  3. In a bowl mix together flour and salt
  4. Place the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over to melt the chocolate,and set aside to cool for a few minutes
  5. Mix the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add chocolate and cocoa powder and mix it well
  6. Eggs add one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
  7. Gradually add the mixture of flour and salt, stir it well.
  8. Spread the batter in the prepared pan, and tap gently the pan a few times on your work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
  9. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean (be careful not to overdo it, it will become dry)
  10. Let it cool a few minutes in the pan, than turn it out of the pan and allow to cool completely.
  11. Make the chocolate ganache while the cake is cooling. Melt the chocolate and whisk in the heavy whipping cream until become silky. Spread it over the cake

Credits to: allrecipes.com