Chocolate Velvet "Pound" Cake

  • letitia2 Posted: 12/26/09
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    Though it takes a little more time to put it together, it's the best cake I've ever eaten. Very moist. I've made it twice now and plan to to so again. I used the Chocolate Ganash for the topping. There were 11 other cake options for this batter. I chose this one for it's simpleness. I plan to try one of the other cakes next time.

  • charoulli Posted: 01/08/11
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    Even though the cake tasted good, the powdered sugar didn't add anything to it. It was just added blah. I will try the other additions for the batter recipe though, because that part tasted good. I don't think I am using the powdered sugar again, but the batter is a keeper recipe.

  • nooshin Posted: 02/19/12
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    Lovely, lovely, lovely! Outstanding texture and taste, and it is so tender. I am an experienced baker, and have made my share of chocolate cakes. This recipe is top notch, and will be a staple in my baking. Next time, I may add some cocoa powder to the hot water at the end to kick up the chocolate experience a notch!

  • LBuck0328 Posted: 11/30/12
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    I tried this recipe last Christmas along with the Chocolate Ganache and have made it a few times since. Very easy recipe to follow. I did use only half of the suggested powdered sugar - just seemed like too much 'sweet' - it was still very rich. I don't do a lot of baking and not a big cake fan, but tried this one for my family and everyone really liked it. Stays moist and I like the simple eloquence of the Chocolate Ganache over top.

  • Bluediamond54 Posted: 02/06/13
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    Where is the recipe?

  • TammySil Posted: 07/06/13
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    Excellent! Moist that melts in your mouth. Not too sweet w/just powdered sugar over it. Makes me think of a molten chocolate lava cake w/o the running center. I'll make this cake several more times.

  • MoonLightOnWate Posted: 03/31/14
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    Delicious, easy and satisfying!

  • Edmond231 Posted: 11/18/13
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    This is an absolutely outstanding recipe. Its very easy to put together and it tastes wonderful. I simply followed the recipe and wound up with one of the best cakes I've even made.


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