Monday, July 27, 2009

Chocolate Velvet Pound Cake

Woah! What a Birthday cake!!! Uncle Bob's face was priceless when he saw this! His mouth just dropped open! I'm not sure if it was more out of surprise or OMG that looks soooo good!!

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16 oz) package light brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1 cup hot water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Melt semisweet chocolate morsels in a microwave safe bowl at HIGH for 30 second intervals until melted (about 1 1/2 minutes total time). Stir until smooth.

2. Beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended.

3. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Gradually add 1 cup hot water in a slow, steady stream, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in vanilla.

4. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 F or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.

5. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake. Serve with chocolate garnish and ice cream. Garnish if desired.

Serves 12


  1. This cook is fabulous! A wonderful treat!



  2. Wow, what a gorgeous cake!Anyone would love this decadent dessert!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. what a delicious looking cake!! yummy

  4. What a pretty cake. I bet he was excited see that, I know I would. Thanks for stopping by my site. I have bookmarked your site. great recipes.

  5. Your poundcake sounds just delightful. I love it!

  6. Goodness, I just found a comment you left back in July and I apologize for not finding it and responding sooner! I usually try to be much more prompt and courteous.

    I've been looking at your blog and you have so many tasty recipes. I'm a pound cake fan so this looks particularly appealing to me. I've been thinking of pound cake lately so this is right up my alley,

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It is a pleasure to meet a fellow foodie blogger and i welcome you to my little dot com in the blogosphere. I so much enjoy sharing and swapping recipes! I hope you come by again.