June 15, 2005

Double Chocolate Pound Cake

Rob's dad gave us a Kitchen Aid for our wedding. It came with a cook book which has a great Chocolate Pound Cake recipe in it. I haven't made this since we were first married because I forgot which book the recipe was in. But I'm clearing out my cookbook shelf and found one page in this book that's covered with stains, a sure sign that it contains a good recipe.

3 cups sifted cake flour (i haven't sifted flour in about... 25 years)
3 cups sugar (wow! i'd forgotten how much sugar it calls for!)
1 cup cocoa
3 T baking powder
1 t salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups milk
3 t vanilla
3 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the canter and add softened butter, milk and vanilla. Attach bowl and flat beater (on your Kitchen Aid). Turn to Stir Speed for 1 minute or until mixed. Stop and scrape bowl, turn to Speed 6 and beat 5 minutes. Stop and scrape bowl.

Turn to Stir Speed and add eggs, one at a time, beating 15 seconds after each addition. Add cream and beat 15 seconds. Turn to Speed 4 and beat for 15 seconds.

Pour batter into a greased 10-inch tube pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour 40 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake completely before removing from pan. Do not invert pan.

(I'll add a pic next time I make this.)


  1. You can always edit in a pic at a later date. :-D

  2. ooooooh! that sounds yummy. IMO, if it's not chocolate, it's not dessert.

  3. What about Cheese Cake? Or Flan?

  4. Chocolate cheesecake, maybe.

    I don't get the whole flan thing.

  5. You must not like tapioca or pudding then either.

  6. Chocolate pudding.

    I love the real pudding, the kind you cook on the stove. I love to scrape the pot and eat it when it is still hot!! That's so good!!

  7. i make tapioca with really big beads of tapioca. i call it eyeball pudding. :-)

    i like chocolate but i have to admit that i'm a custard addict also. flan is good if it's fresh and not made from some package. ditto on puddings.

    i also like baklava.

    so i suppose that covers the triangle of dessert for me.

    chocolate foods -- custard foods -- baklava-type foods

  8. Wow a lot of sugar there meg LOL...so prey tell what is a Kitchen Aid? Is that anything like a mix master? Or is it hand held?

  9. My wife whips up some baklava around Christmas every year. Pretty good stuff.

    My desserts of choice are pecan pie, carrot cake, and my mom's Christmas cake which has some kind of tapioca pudding for a topping and filling between the 3 layers of chocolate cake. Amazing....Oh yeah and a frosted mug of milk to wash it all down with...

    Eyeball pudding indeed...interesting to say the least.

  10. I've never been a big chocolate fan. I'm more of a vanilla/extra sugary stuff type person. I like chocolate ok, but usually stick with eating semi-sweet, even when the recipe calls for normal chocolate. It's weird, I know, especially since I'm such a sugar-addict, but it tastes good:-)

    As for custard, I couldn't go a week without it. I made some cake with a custard-type filling last night, it was really good. I'd post the recipe, but it was a box mix cause I was feeling a bit lazy:-)


  11. This sounds like a real good recipe. I will have to try this one also.

  12. Have you ever seen the episode of Good Eats where Alton makes pudding on the stove top? He goes through the steps needed to make your own "instant" pudding; i.e., it's instant because you don't have to assemble the ingredients, you just boil the milk, add the pudding ingredients, allow to cool (or burn your tongue like you seem to enjoy <g>) and eat...

  13. Which do you have? I have the 4.5hp model, but with no add-on attachments. Christene had gotten me the pasta extruder and meat grinder, but I ended up taking them back for a Gameboy instead.

  14. we have the heavy-duty model (KS55 or something like that) where the bowl lifts up to meet the beater. we haven't bought any attachments, though i may get the grain grinder if our other grain grinder ever dies on us. it would be nice to save on shelf space.

  15. Have you had any problems with the bowl not lifting up? I heard about some problems with that model not starting if the bowl's not locked into place. I have the model where the bowl twists into place and absolutely love it. I can't figure out how I ever survived without it and still made cakes...

  16. Yep we call them Mix Masters over here :D:D:D

  17. Have you tried a trifle? I will be posting a recipe for the one I make in a few days (too busy trying to get 250 games on nps) LOL

  18. hmmm, not sure what you mean. there's not really anywhere for the bowl to lock into place. there's two little sticky up parts (that's the official term for them, of course) that the bowl fits easily into. then there's a lever that raises the two arms (that had the sticky up parts on them) up towards the beater. i don't think any of that could get stuck unless you jammed the lever somehow and it seems like that would be hard to do.

    i just went and looked and the gears that raise the bowl are inside the kitchen aid, so you couldn't possibly jam them. there must be another model that you're thinking of.

    my mom has the kind that you have. the bowl is smaller than mine and it doesn't seem quite as heavy duty (her's burnt out after about 5 years of use and mine is still going strong) but otherwise theyr'e pretty similar. (the bowl goes in differently and her top part flips back whereas mine doesn't.)

  19. Hmmm, when did she get hers? I got mine I think three years ago.

  20. she got the first one about the time i got mine -- ten years ago. so she's had her latest one for about 5 years and it seems to be running fine still.

  21. I love it, but I've never actually made it myself. There's this really great restaraunt that makes it, I always get it there:-)

  22. K. I'd just hate for something to happen to mine.

  23. whew! sue just noticed that i'd left the milk out of the list of ingredients (even though it was mentioned in the directions). i've added it in now. oopsie!


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