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!


Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Aww Emma is so sweet!
Sorry, I have no idea about Dutch processed cocoa. Here in the UK, we just buy cocoa powder - easy!
The batter was lovely, wasn't it? My boys went crazy for it. Fighting over the last bits on the spoon by the end!

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

My cake sank a little too and had a crust on the top. I agree that the flavor is more like a milk chocolate rather than a dark chocolate. I did enjoy the cake so I will be trying it again.

Anonymous said...

First congrats on your being an Aunt to sweet baby Emma =)

Mine also sank in the middle and formed a crust so you weren't the only one! Although I must say I enjoyed the crust! LOL Regardless your cake looks delish!

Emily said...

The cake looks fine. The baby is adorable!

I used Van Houten cocoa powder, the most popular brand in Malaysia and whipping cream too.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Isn't Emma Super cutteee!
I used a mix of dutch and Dark , but all in all my cake was nothing close to a cake , it all boiled over and spilled during the time in the oven and i had some fudge cookies, and hardly any batter left in the pan :-(
Urs looks like cake and from the pic i actually like the texture, i ahve never made Pound cake either.

Elle said...

The baby is much cuter than the cake :) Maybe Emma will become a baker since her early experience includes the fragrance of baking. My cake sank in the middle, too. I used a cocoa from King Arthur flour which is very dark. Maybe your next pound cake will be better.

Katie said...

I agree it was good but nothing special. It looks wonderfully dark though

Monica H said...

She is adorable!

Sorry the cake didn't turn out like you wanted. I didn't have time to bake it, but I'm hoping to not miss this month's cake. Hope it's much better.