Uncle Jimmy's Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

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This recipe comes from a "foodie" friend, Patti Scaramuzzo. This is a very rich and dense chocolate cake. It gets even better as it ages.

Patti says, "Uncle Jimmy was my mother's uncle, so he was really my great uncle. He and his friend Roy were wonderful cooks and loved to make great, fancy meals when we visited them on Long Island. This cake won over my heart. He came to visit us when we lived in Paris. I remember those trips well. When we returned to the States, my Uncle Jimmy and Roy were regulars at our Thanksgiving meal where my Mom would frequently make his cake recipe (of course, she tweaked it with vanilla or buttermilk or some other such thing and told him how she "made it better").

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Chocolate Pound Cake

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Uncle Jimmy's Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cake, Chocolate, Pound Cake
Yields: 16 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 90 min


1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 (8-ounce) semi-sweet chocolate bar or chocolate chips
1 (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour milk or buttermilk*
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
Powdered (confectioner's) sugar (optional)

* Learn how to make a Buttermilk Substitution.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan, leaving 2 inches at the top for the cake to rise.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time; beat until fully incorporated.

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate bar or chocolate chips; stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Learn different techniques for How To Melt Chocolate.

To the melted chocolate, add chocolate syrup and butter-sugar mixture; stir until well mixed.

Chocolate Pound CakeAdd 1/2 the milk mixture to chocolate mixture. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, mixing well. Add remaining milk mixture and remaining 1 1/2 cups flour; beat until well incorporated. Pour into prepared bundt pan.

Bake approximately 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean. Cake is done when the internal temperature registers approximately 205 to 209 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan and invert onto a cake plate. If desired, sprinkle with sifted powdered (confectioner's) sugar over the top of the cake.

Makes 16 servings.


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