Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting
If you love chocolate then you are going to flip over this Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting. It’s perfect for dessert or breakfast!
I’m always looking for an excuse to make something some chocolatey and yet unique at the same time. We’ve all made oodles of chocolate cakes and don’t get me wrong, I still adore them and make them often enough.
This time, I was searching for something – different! And I’ve found it with this recipe.
It’s dense, delicious, and decadent! Perfect with a cup of tea after dinner or with your morning coffee in the morning. The ganache frosting is heavenly. It’s light and compliments the pound cake perfectly without screaming for attention.
I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this recipe – you’ll have to find out for yourself and make it. It’s so much better than any pound cake you will ever buy – I can tell you that with certainty!
So, let’s get to it! Below, you will find the recipe and some pictures of the process. This recipe is unlike any I’ve made before. I had so much fun creating this delicious masterpiece!
Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting
- Ingredients for the cake
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 2 oz chocolate (chopped) - I used semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 egg
- Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache
- 4 oz chocolate chopped or chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- One slice of unsalted butter
- dash of salt
Grease the 9x5 inch loaf pan
Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
In a bowl mix together flour and salt
Place the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over to melt the chocolate, then stir in the cocoa and set it aside to cool for a few minutes
Mix the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add chocolate and cocoa mixture and mix it well
Eggs add one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
Gradually add the mixture of flour and salt, stir it well.
Spread the batter in the prepared pan, and tap gently the pan a few times on your work surface to eliminate air bubbles.
Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let it cool a few minutes in the pan then turn it out of the pan and allow to cool completely.
Make the chocolate ganache while the cake is cooling.
Melt the chocolate and whisk in the heavy whipping cream until it become silky.
Add the butter and salt and mix.
Spread it over the cake
Be mindful not to over bake or it will become dry. I tested mine after about 60 minutes and it was done to perfection.
I hope you get to enjoy this delicious pound cake as much as we are. If you have any questions about the process please leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to get to you right away.
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HOnstly, Carolann. Did you have to tempt me this morning? With this unbelievable recipe that I just had to Pin for the day when I can make it?
This is making me so hungry. I’m on Weight Watchers. You’re killing me! ????
Can you see me drooling over here? You had me at the first chocolate. The second one sent me over the edge! That looks amazing!
I love that I am not the only one that LOVES chocolate cake for breakfast! This recipe is fabulous!
You had me at Chocolate!! Looks delicious and so decadent. Pinning!
This recipe reminded me of the movie Chocolat which we should find some of those magical recipes too or maybe this is one of them cuz it looks magical.
Thanks so much Sue! It was kinda magical in that it disappeared in a flash! lol It’s one of the best loaf cakes I’ve made that’s for sure. xo
Thanks Michelle! It was ever so delicious. The best chocolate loaf I’ve made to date! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Oh yeah! Chocolate cake for breakfast is what it’s all about! lol The best chocolate loaf I’ve made to date! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
lol Lois. The best chocolate loaf I’ve made to date! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hi Cathy, Oh my gosh. I need to go on Weight Watches too. this cake won’t help me get there lol. The best chocolate loaf I’ve made to date! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hey Carol, The best chocolate loaf I’ve made to date! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Wow. Great photos in your tutorial to show and tempt us. Delicious. Thanks for tempting the Blogger’s Pit Stop readers, I don’t want to drool alone.
Hi Kathleen, thanks so much for stopping by to comment. Oh my gosh, that was the best chocolate cake I ever made. I’m actually going to make it again this weekend. I am so grateful to share on the Pit Stop. I get all happy when I see it’s live! Thanks much and have a great rest of the week!
Now this is pure chocolate heaven! I’m def gonna make this Carolann! The recipe and pics are cool!
Oh my gosh, you would love this recipe. It’s chocolate heaven! Thanks much Patti. I hope you get to try it soon.
This looks AMAZING. Like I would hurt someone for a slice right now!!!
I’m definitely pinning!
Hi Andrea, lol too funny! It’s off the hook delicious! If you are like me and love anything chocolate, you are going to love this one. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you get to make it soon.
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