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Chocolate Fudge Pound Cake

How about we talk chocolate cake today? Not just any chocolate cake though. Chocolate Fudge Pound Cake, a rich and extremely decadent cake. Covered with a dark chocolate ganache takes this cake to a whole new level of decadence.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Calories:

Ingredients

FOR THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE POUND CAKE

  • 1 cup / 250ml freshly brewed or instant coffee no milk or sugar added SEE NOTE 1
  • 16 tablespoons / 1 cup / 225g butter
  • 1 cup / 118g cocoa powder
  • 2 cups / 400g white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda / bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose / cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain unflavoured yoghurt

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • ½ cup / 125ml heavy / whipping cream
  • cup / 4 oz / 100g dark chocolate SEE NOTE 2

Instructions

FOR THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE POUND CAKE

  • Start by heating the butter, cocoa and coffee in a small pot. Heat until the butter is melted and whisk until smooth and free of lumps. Leave aside and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda / baking soda.
  • Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, mix it into the flour combination and mix it well.
  • Whisk the eggs, vanilla extract and plain unflavoured yoghurt in a separate bowl and pour into the flour and chocolate mixture, combine with a whisk or hand held beater and mix well.
  • Pour this mixture into a greased and lined 9x5 inch / 23x13 cm loaf pan and bake at 375°F / 180°C for 45 to 50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting with the ganache.

FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • Make the ganache while the cake cools.
  • Heat the heavy / whipping cream in a pan. Add dark chocolate chips or blocks and whisk until the chocolate is melted and incorporated. Remove from the heat. As the ganache cools, it will thicken

Notes

  1. The taste of the coffee is not prominent in the cake, but you can leave it out if you prefer. Water can be added in place of the coffee. 2.
  2. Add more chocolate if you prefer a thicker consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg