Friday, October 30, 2009

Chocolate chip pound cakes

Chocolate chip pound cakes / Bolinhos de baunilha com gotas de chocolate

Before today’s recipe, I should warn you about something: I’m completely in love with these mini bundt pans, so get ready to see them around here quite a lot. Even a simple recipe like a butter cake gets a whole new dimension baked in such pretty pans. :D

The original recipe called for just a sprinkling of cocoa powder over the cakes, but I thought they deserved more: the chocolate glaze my mom used to pour over her delicious carrot cake. :)

Chocolate chip pound cakes / Bolinhos de baunilha com gotas de chocolate

Chocolate chip pound cakes
from Donna Hay magazine

250g unsalted butter, softened
250g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
250g all purpose flour, sifted
¼ cup (60ml) milk
¾ cup (116g) chopped dark chocolate

Chocolate glaze:
2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½ tablespoons milk

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF; lightly grease a 20cm (8in) round cake pan and line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper.*

Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 10-12 minutes or until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and beat well to combine. Fold through the milk and chocolate.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in the pan, then unmold into a serving plate.

For the glaze: mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over high medium until it boils and cocoa and sugar are dissolved.
Remove from heat and pour over the cake.

* I halved the recipe, used 1-cup (240ml) capacity mini bundt pans and got 4 cakes; I generously buttered the pans and unmolded the cakes right after taking them out of the oven

Serves 8


Snooky doodle said...

how nice these cales. That chocolate glaze makes them stand out .

pam said...

I want mini bundt pans!

lululu said...

as much as i love the cake and the pan, i also love how the glaze spreads over the cake. it looks pretty!

anna said...

Those are soooo cute! I sure don't mind seeing more mini bundt creations.

Unknown said...

Soo cute. I have mini pans like these but never use them. I should really give these a try.

Abby said...

I love anything mini! Your little cakes look perfectly made.

Gala said...

Yum! Those pans really are cute....and you wont feel as guilty for eating a whole cake!

Barbara said...

I'm crzey for those baby bundt pans! But then when you fill them with chocolate chip pound cake I am in heaven!

Dinners & Dreams said...

These really look fabulous. Pound cake + chocolate = bliss.
I like the red and white plating:)


Patricia Scarpin said...

Natalie, thank you!

Pam, you should get some! :D

Lu, thank you! That glaze brings back so many memories to me.

Anna, thank you, darling! There will be more. ;)

Wizzy, you should definitely start using your pans! :D

Abby, me too! Mini food is the way to go. ;)
Thank you!

Gala, you are so right. ;)

Barbara, thank you, dearie!

Nisrine, thank you! I'm a sucker for all things polka dots. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love anything mini and these mini bundts are no exception! Love the effect of the glaze, too!

Anonymous said...

Aren't they cute! Yum!

tasteofbeirut said...

I own these mini-bundt pans and I have not used them in years. You motivated me to do so again.

Poonam said...

hey:) i tried this recipe and it turned out yummm!! it was over by the end of the day!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Michelle, thank you! I'm a sucker for all things mini, too. :)

Alicia, thank you, sweetie!

Taste of Beirut, you should put those pans into good use! :)

Poonam, that is great news! I'm so glad the recipe worked out for you - thank you for letting me know!

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