10.23.2012

Deep Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

This month ends the Cake Slice Baker's year long journey through Tish Boyle's, The Cake Book. Our baking assignment this month was baker's choice, and since I had almost all of the ingredients on hand and I love the ease of baking in a bundt pan, I chose this Deep Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake. Rich, chocolaty, and impossible to resist warm out of the oven...not to mention easy enough for a new Mom to tackle!
Deep Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 cup cocoa powder
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream


Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325˚F. Use a non-stick 10-inch bundt pan.

Sift together the flours, cocoa, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Sift twice and set aside.

Using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until very creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the sugar. Increase the speed to medium high and beat for about 4 minutes. At medium speed, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Stir the vanilla into the sour cream. At low speed, add the dry ingredients to the batter in three additions, alternating with the sour cream mixture in two additions and mixing just until blended. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

Bake cake for 65 to 75 minutes, until cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean (use a toothpick). Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.

Invert the cake onto a serving plate and cool completely.

Stay tuned for next month's selection from our new book, Vintage Cakes!

6 comments:

Paloma said...

oooh! Sounds sooo great! I am so happy your choice was a good one! (although this book made it easy because most recipes were great!) ... Your cake looks perfect! I might just have to bake that cake today! ;)

LeeLu Creations said...

Sounds delish!

Becca said...

I love rich dark chocolate things. This looks like one decadent cake :)

Joy said...

YUM! A dark chocolate cake made with sour cream just has to be fantastic! I am inspired to try this!

Joy from Yesterfood

Emily said...

Oooo, looks super yummy tall dark and hansome! bookmarked!

Maranda said...

I love those easy and delicious cakes that seem like you were baking for hours! I have an active 1 year old and a hyper 5 year old. I need cakes like that in my life. Great job on this cake!