Chocolate Pound Cake
PREP TIME15 mins
COOK TIME65 mins
COOL TIME60 mins
TOTAL TIME2 hrs 20 mins
SERVINGS8 to 10 servings
- Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the pan
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 1/2 cups (326g) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup (196g) dark brown sugar, tightly packed
- 2 sticks (226g) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups (201g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (35g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat the oven and prepare the pan: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two of the sides. Set it aside.
- Melt the chocolate: Place the espresso powder and 3/4 cup (163g) chocolate chips in a large bowl. Pour in the boiling water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then, whisk together until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients:Whisk in the brown sugar, melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs and whisk until fully combined.
- Mix the dry ingredients: Set a sifter or fine mesh sieve over a medium bowl. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, and sift. Whisk to combine.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients:Use a rubber spatula to fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until just combined.
- Add chocolate chips:Fold in the remaining 3/4 cup (163g) chocolate chips.
- Bake the pound cake: Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until the loaf has risen and cracked a bit on the top, 65 to 75 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out with just a few moist crumbs, but no wet batter.
- Cool and serve the pound cake: Remove the pan from the oven and set it on a wire rack to cool for about 1 hour. Use the parchment sling to lift the loaf out. Slice and serve at room temperature.
|NUTRITION FACTS(PER SERVING)|
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.