Sunday, November 7, 2010

Brown sugar and chocolate chip pound cake with maple glaze

Brown sugar and chocolate chip pound cake with maple glaze / Bolo de açúcar mascavo e gotas de chocolate com cobertura de xarope de bordo

Every once in a while I go through my recipe stash – Joao kindly calls it my “mess” – and find ripped pages/prints I did not remember existed – like this recipe from when I was a Bon Appétit subscriber, ages ago.

It’s a good cake – I expected it to be a bit more tender, but one of my official Guinea pigs said it was great; however, it was the icing that won me over: I left the espresso out and the maple flavor was all over the place. Yum!

Brown sugar and chocolate chip pound cake with maple glaze / Bolo de açúcar mascavo e gotas de chocolate com cobertura de xarope de bordo

Brown sugar and chocolate chip pound cake with maple glaze
from Bon Appetit

Cake:
1 12-ounce (336g) package semisweet chocolate chips – I used 70% cocoa solids
3 cups (420g) all purpose flour, divided
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup (226g/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ cups (262g) light brown sugar, packed
2 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 cup (240ml) buttermilk

Glaze:
1 cup (140g) powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons (or more) whipping cream

Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. Butter a 12-cup Bundt pan. Spray pan generously with nonstick spray. Dust pan lightly with flour*. Mix chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of the flour in a medium bowl. Sift remaining flour with baking soda, baking powder, and salt into another medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chip mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly.
Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan, about 1 hour. Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes. Invert cake onto rack and cool completely.

Make the glaze: combine powdered sugar, maple syrup and 2 tablespoons cream in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth, adding more cream by ½ teaspoonfuls if glaze is too thick to drizzle. Spoon glaze decoratively over top of cake; let stand at room temperature until glaze is firm, about 1 hour (can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and let stand at room temperature).

* I halved the recipe above and used a regular 6 cup-capacity ring pan, buttered and floured (I did not use cooking spray)

Serves 12

15 comments:

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Absolutely delicious!!

Priya said...

Stunning clicks, droolworthy cake..

Agatha said...

yummy!!! great idea for the glazing- maple! i am defo trying this..

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful glaze looks wonderful

foodvangelist said...

Ok ok...you twisted my arm....Ill try it!!

Joanne said...

Haha I would prefer it if no one ever commented on my recipe stash. This cake looks delicious and anything maple would win me over as well!

Courtney said...

That maple glaze looks amazing! I definitely want to try this :)

Taz said...

Ohh, this looks stunning! What a great combination of flavours!

eatfeats said...

My bff's mom makes a cake a lot like this, but she pulses the chocolate chips up in the food processor so they get itty bitty and are evenly dispersed throughout the cake. OMG so good.

Lauren at KeepItSweet said...

that maple glaze does sound good!

Sara said...

Wow, this looks amazing! Yum yum yum. :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

sound great especially the maple glazing.

Soma said...

Loving the white on white and the maple syrup here.

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed said...

You know what? I dont think I've ever had chocolate chips in a cake before - only ever cookies of muffins! Yum :) love the look of the maple glaze too!
Heidi xo

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sugar Plum Fairy, thank you!

Pryia, thank you!

Agatha, thank you for stopping by! I hope you try it!

Torview..., thank you!

Food Vangelist, thank you for stopping by! I hope you like it!

Joanne, haha, my husband makes fun of everything. :D
Thank you!

Courtney, thank you for stopping by! I hope you give it a go!

Taranii, thank you, sweetie!

Hi, Caitlin! Thank you for stopping by! I made something similar in another cake (Alice Medrich's recipe) with grated chocolate. It's really good!

Lauren, thank you!

Sara, thank you!

Jess, thank you! The glazing is delicious. :D

Soma, thank you for stopping by!

Heidi, I bet you would like it, sweetie!
Thank you!
xx

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