Sunday, March 20, 2011

Chocolate Cream Pound Cake

 This months "Cake Slice Bakers" selection was a chocolate pound cake.Most of you know by now that my oven has been out for a month, which kept me from making last months cake. I really didn't want to miss out baking with the group this month so I ended up going to my sisters to use her oven, which I felt was really sweet of her to let me come over considering she just had a baby and she hasn't had much rest the last few weeks. Plus the kids were excited to have someone come over and bake for them.
I was a little dissapointed with the cake. I've never made a pound cake before, and I guess I was hoping this would turn out super fabulous. The cake ended up sinking in the middle after I pulled it from the oven. I had a slice of it when it was warm and wasn't impressed, all I tasted was sugar, and expected a nice fudgy taste. The next morning I had a cold slice, which was better, but nothing to drool over.The only thing I really liked about this recipe was the batter, it was like mousse and so good, thats why I was so dissapointed with the outcome. I have never baked with dutch processed cocoa, so I'm not quite sure how the flavor of the cakes are supposed to turn out. I guess I expected an intense flavor of chocolate. I ended up using regular whipping cream instead of heavy cream, and I'm not sure if I purchased the correct cocoa. The container stated it had a  mix of fine cocoa including dutch processed, if any one has a suggestion on a different brand I could easily purchase at the grocery store your tip would be greatly appreciated.

Did I purchase the correct cocoa?

I didn't care for the texture of the cake
For the recipe please click here! Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did!
Now I can't mention my new baby niece without sharing pictures! She's so adorable!

Baby Emma, two weeks old!

Baby Emma just a few hours old! Born 2/28/11

Baby Emma and me!