Lip-Smacking Dark Chocolate Coca Cola Pound Cake

This chocolate lover dream pound cake with creamy chocolate ganache is the best pound cake that I ever tried! Rich, chocolatey, well moist chocolate pound cake with a silky, smooth ganache is the real deal for all chocolate lovers out there! Try the recipe:


Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup high quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Coca Cola, carbonated soft drink
  • 1 ¼ cup butter (softened)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar

For chocolate ganache (optional):

  • 3 oz. milk chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

 

Instructions:

  • Grease and line with baking paper a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.
  • In a bowl, combine together flour and salt.
  • In a heatproof bowl, apply the chopped chocolate and pour Coca Cola; set over medium heat and stir until the chocolate melts.
  • Then, stir in the cocoa; set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the sugar and butter until it’s fluffy, apply cocoa and chocolate mixture and mix it well.
  • Next, add eggs add one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  • Gradually apply the flour and salt mixture, stir it well.
  • Spread the batter in the prepared pan; tap gently a few times on the work surface to remove air bubbles.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean (just be careful not to overdo it, because it will become dry)
  • Let it cool a few minutes in the pan, then remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.
  • In the meantime, you can make chocolate ganache (if desired). To prepare the ganache place milk chocolate in a saucepan and set over medium heat; add in the heavy whipping cream and stir frequently until become silky. Spread it over the cake.
  • Slice and serve.

Enjoy!

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