Glazed Triple-Chocolate Pound Cake

Glazed Triple-Chocolate Pound Cake
Chris Court
“Everybody brings pie for Thanksgiving, which is why this ultra-rich cake is always such a welcome treat. I mix in as many varieties of chocolate as I can, then top the whole thing with a creamy ganache. So decadent and so good!” —C. M.

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Serves 12
preparation
30
minutes
cooking
270
minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:
1
cup
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
2 1/4
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/4
cup
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2
teaspoon
kosher salt
1/2
teaspoon
baking soda
1/4
teaspoon
baking powder
2
cups
sugar
1
teaspoons
pure vanilla extract
4
large eggs
8
ounces
semisweet chocolate, melted
1
cup
chocolate syrup
1
cup
buttermilk
For the glaze:
1/2
cup
heavy cream
4
ounces
semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Make the cake: Heat oven to 325° F. Butter a 14-cup Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the melted chocolate and chocolate syrup.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the buttermilk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60 to 75 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Make the glaze: In a small saucepan, bring the cream just to a boil. Remove from heat, add the chopped chocolate, and let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth; let cool until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Set the wire rack with the cooled cake over a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the cake with the glaze and let set before serving, 20 to 30 minutes.
Charlyne Mattox
November 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 644
  • Fat 31 g
  • Sat Fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 130 mg
  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Carbohydrate 88 g
  • Sugar 64 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 51 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.