chocolate pound cake

it’s fathers day… the always forgotten day… i wished the hubby a happy fathers’ day and apologize they are the forgotten lot… he’d requested yesterday for a loaf of his favourite chocolate pound cake to bring to office today (yes… he’s working again) .. all you need to do is ask, right? ♪(´ε` )

Chocolate Pound Cake (apologies for not crediting the person who contributed the recipe as this was a print out)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar (I reduced to slightly lesser than 1 1/2 cups)
5 eggs
2 tsps vanilla extract (I used vanilla bean paste)
2 tsps instant coffee granules dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water (i use – swear by – Starbucks VIA coffee powder)
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour (I used cake flour)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Valrhona)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

食材

1 1/2杯软化无盐黄油
3杯白糖 (我用了稍微少于1 1/2杯的白糖)
5颗蛋
2小匙香草精 (我用了香草酱)
2 小匙速溶咖啡粉,溶于1/4杯热水
1杯酪乳
2杯普通面粉(我用了蛋糕粉)
3/4杯无糖可可粉(我用了Valrhona牌子可可粉)
1/2小匙泡打粉
1小匙盐

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Directions/做法

– preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside
烤箱预热至165摄氏度,325度华氏度。在一个10寸的bundt烤盘中涂抹融化黄油并筛上少许面粉。
面粉,可可粉,泡打粉和盐混合一起,待用

– In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the dissolved coffee and buttermilk. Pour batter into prepared pan
在一个大的容器中,将软化奶油和糖打发至蓬松状态,然后加入鸡蛋。每颗鸡蛋加入后,需搅拌均匀才加入下一颗蛋。蛋都加入后,加入香草精拌匀。粉类物和液体(既是咖啡/酪乳)已交替方式,拌入以上面糊。拌好的面糊倒入烤盘中

– Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely
蛋糕烤60~70分钟,或试着将牙签插入蛋糕体中。如拔出后的牙签是干净的,就意味着蛋糕已烤好。烤好的蛋糕先在烤盘中放凉,约20分钟后脱模,进行第二次冷却

Personal notes
– i sifted the dry ingredients 3x
我将分类物过筛3次

– i got the signature crack at the top of the pound cake after baking. But as i do not like “cracks”  and plain looking cakes in general, I decorated the top with mixed nuts after baking. I piped melted chocolate and place the nuts on top of the chocolate (so the nuts will not drop as the cooled and harden chocolate works like “glue”)
我不喜欢磅蛋糕顶部的裂痕,所以用了融化巧克力将混合坚果“粘”到蛋糕上 ^_^

CHOCOLATE pound cake

 

Pollution index: 210 (very unhealthy)

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