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Chocolate Silk Pound Cake with Chocolate Ganache

This rich and decadent cake will make you swoon.  It isn't difficult to make, even for the novice baker.  The recipe was created by the author of "Sweet Things by Lizzie".  If you have company coming by, this cake is quick to whip up.  Enjoy the chocolate-y deliciousness with your favorite coffee drink or tea or an ice cold glass of milk!

Ingredients - Cake

  • 1 and 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 12 ounces packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1 cup hot water or hot coffee
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons chocolate extract
  • Note: If you don’t have chocolate extract, you can use 1 tablespoon of vanilla

Ingredients - Glaze

  • 1 and 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Butter and dust with cocoa a 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips for 30 seconds and stir.  Melt for another 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted completely.  Set aside to cool
  4. In your mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl as you go
  5. Add vanilla, baking soda and salt to mixer bowl.  Mix until combined.  Add in the cooled, melted chocolate chips
  6. Mix in the sour cream and flour alternately, until combined
  7. Pour in the hot water slowly and mix until the lumps are gone
  8. Pour into your prepared pan. Place on another baking sheet so the bottom doesn’t get too brown
  9. Bake for 30 minutes and rotate the pan.  Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes and check for doneness.  You want to be careful not to over bake this cake.  Use a toothpick or skewer to test the center’s doneness
  10. Cool the cake in the pan on top of a wire rack for about 30 minutes.  Turn it out onto a cake plate when it is completely cool.  You can place it in the fridge at this point if you want to make sure it is completely cool before glazing it with the ganache

Prepare the Glaze

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine all glaze ingredients and microwave for one minute.  Stir until everything is combined.  You may need a few more seconds for the chocolate to melt completely. Just be careful not to microwave it too long or the chocolate will burn
  2. You will need to pour the glaze when it is still warm enough to drizzle.  Pour over the cooled cake.  If you like, you can put the cake in the fridge, and take it out about an hour before serving
  3. Serve with a scoop of  ice cream and more of the chocolate ganache, if available.

Makes: One Bundt cake or tube pan cake

Prep time: 30 minutes

Bake time: 40-55 minutes, depending on your oven temp accuracy

Recipe and photo reprinted with the permission of Liz Horne

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