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Double Chocolate Pound Cake


Double the chocolate means double the deliciousness. Melted semi-sweet chocolate combines with delectable, rich cocoa powder in the batter to intensify the chocolate taste of this luscious cake. This recipe could more accurately be called “Triple Chocolate”, as chopped dark chocolate and chocolate curls can garnish the top for a chocolate presentation.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour or use pan spray with flour to prepare pan.

Step 2

In small bowl, dissolve instant coffee in water; stir in cocoa powder and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Step 4

In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla; mix well.

Step 5

Combine cocoa mixture and sour cream. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating after each addition until smooth.

Step 6

Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon 4 1/2 cups batter into top of cupcake pan; spoon remaining batter into bottom of pan.

Step 7

Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.

Step 8

Turn cake onto wire rack to cool completely. To assemble cupcake ice top of cake's bottom half. Place top half of cake atop iced bottom half. Decorate as desired.

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2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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instant coffee

2 teaspoons instant coffee

water

1/2 cup water (boiling)

cocoa powder

1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)

all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

salt

1/4 teaspoon salt

butter

3 sticks butter (softened)

granulated sugar

2 cups granulated sugar

brown sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)

eggs

4 eggs

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

mini semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

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Double Chocolate Pound Cake is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I also used foil for the bottom it makes it looks so cute! Go crazy with the decorations kids love it! Also you can use chocolate for the bottom and top and make it look like an ice cream sundae with a cherry on top! The ideas are endless with this pan! :)
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made one and it was fairly easy, one tip make sure the middle is done!!
Date published: 2011-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for my friend's sweet sixteen! I was very easy and she LOVED it!
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fun and easy cake. I use the larger tips along with the wilton turntables to create an easy and flawless texture. Try using the edible glitter for an even more dynamic effect.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased the silicon version of the giant cup cake here in South Africa - the recipe on the packaging called for using ready made cake mix - instead of using the ready made mix I used the double chocolate pound cake recipe - the cake was awesome - I decorated the top with butter cream and sprinkles. I intend to make the giant cup cake again using the double chocolate pound cake recipe for my daughters 1st birthday- the cupcake will be decorated as a house with Barney and Friends (made from modeling chocolate) playing out front. I am about to start my own business and will be using this recipe often.
Date published: 2011-05-15
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