GERMAN CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE - sallye

German Chocolate Pound Cake - Sallye Recipe

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By
@grandedame

This is an old recipe from my mother's treasure trove. It is a wonderfully simple and delicious cake. As you know, if you follow any of my recipes, my mother was a very traditional cook, so some of the directions are of the old school. I have modernized somewhat, but still like to use her instructions for the sake of authenticity. Feel free to upgrade to suit your methods of mixing and baking.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Yield 16-18 slices
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 bar
(4 oz) baker's german chocolate
1 c
butter, softened
2 c
granulated sugar
4 large
eggs
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
buttermilk
3 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt

How to Make GERMAN CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE - sallye

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

    Grease and flour tube or bundt pan and set aside.

    Preheat oven to 300º
  • 2Place chocolate in microwave safe bowl and heat for 10-15 seconds (just until partially melted). Set aside.
  • 3Place softened butter in large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until fluffy.

    Continue beating while you add the sugar gradually.
  • 4Add eggs one at a time while you continue beating.

    Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • 5Continue beating as you add flour mixture and buttermilk gradually, beginning with flour and ending with flour.
  • 6WHEW - ARE YOUR ARMS GETTING TIRED YET? YOU'RE ALMOST DONE ♥♥♥
  • 7When flour and buttermilk have been well blended into butter mixture, turn beater down to low and gradually blend in chocolate.
  • 8Transfer to pan and bake at 300º for about 1-1/2 hours (until toothpick stuck in densest part of cake comes out clean).

    Let rest in pan for about 5 minutes, then turn out onto serving dish.

    #1 Option - want to coat with a glaze, an easy one follows.

    #2 Option - if you want to serve "as is" with just ice cream, cover and let it cool completely before cutting.
  • 9Easy glaze:

    1/4 cup lemon or orange juice
    1-1/2 cup sugar

    Place in saucepan and heat over low temperature just until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended.

    Pour over warm cake.
  • 10If you really want to be decadent, use my praline icing recipe....
    FRESH APPLE CAKE WITH PRALINE ICING (sallye)
  • 11Another good icing for this cake is
    CHOCOLATE MOCHA FROSTING (SALLYE)

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About GERMAN CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE - sallye

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom