I recently winkled together a recipe for a chocolate pound cake. My panel of impartial judges deemed it edible, so I will share the recipe here.
Wendy’s Chocolate Pound Cake
1- 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks)
3 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, and grease and flour a tube or bundt pan.
Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla with the last egg.
With the mixer on low speed, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate. Add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Repeat the process, ending with the last 1/3 of the dry ingredients. Mix just until blended and pour into the prepared pan.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for 1- 1/2 to 1 – 3/4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack until the pan is cool enough to handle, then turn the cake out on the rake to finish cooling.
You can sprinkle powdered sugar over the top or drizzle with chocolate glaze, but I think it’s fine plain.
This is a good-sized, filling cake, but it freezes very well. You can cut it in half, wrap half in plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer to keep for another time.
Back when I posted about the contents of my Coraline box, a number of you asked me to share the Coraline sweater pattern that was in my box. I refused all requests, because the pattern was not mine to distribute and I did not want to violate copyright.
So I was very pleased this morning when I read Nipperknits Jenn’s blog — she designed the pattern that I received in my box! How cool is that? Check out her blog entry about it — she tells you how to get the pattern.
Meanwhile, Lucy is wondering what she’s getitng for Christmas.