Friday, September 08, 2006

Chocolate Buttermilk Mocha Pound Cake

This is a rich, dense cake. Slice it thinly for your guests! Goes well with tea or a spicy hot chocolate.

Chocolate Buttermilk Mocha Pound Cake

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp instant coffee, dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Beat in flour mixture, alternately with dissolved coffee and buttermilk. Pour into tube pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

This recipe was posted with permission from Elmwood Inn. You can order the cookbook this recipe came from by visiting their web site, or visiting many of the tourist shops in Kentucky.

Categories: Cake, Chocolate

1 comment:

Jane said...

Hi, Jenny--Sorry I missed speaking with you yesterday; I wanted to tell you how much I like your blog! You're obviously into two of my favorite things, tea and baking, although I think we come at them from slightly different angles: I bake sourdough and Essene breads and am utterly smitten with Chinese teas at the moment (puerh is my latest discovery). But I adore all the things you make, too. Let's have lunch (or something more interesting, like tea!) once things have settled down abit, okay? 'Til then, take care!

Jane (Love, that is)