I read lots of magazines, and am often seduced by the cover recipe photo. This month’s Southern Living pictured a chocolate cake that looked ‘slap your mama’ good. TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK POUND CAKE. Need I say more?! It shot right to the top of my “must try this” list.
I am an admitted chocoholic, so I knew that baking it (and then having it in my house with just me to eat it) would be a problem. So last weekend, I made it and promptly took it to a Super Bowl party for others to enjoy. (OK, maybe I did bring a slice home for later)…. Anyway, I unwrapped it and started to explain that it was the cover…. our hostess immediately knew the recipe, because she’d already clipped it out to try herself !
This cake is fabulous! Chocolately , rich, moist, did I say chocolatey? It’s made with cocoa and bittersweet & semi- sweet chocolate chips – hence the name. And the buttermilk glaze adds a nice note, with all the sweetness. Since it’s so rich, it feeds an army, so it’s a great cake to take to a reunion, birthday party or pot-luck. I also think it would make a wonderful Valentines treat, if made in little bundt pans.
To decorate the cake I used the silicone decorating set, that I received from OXO, for participating in last December’s Food Blogger Cookie Swap. The squeeze bottles and tiny decorating tip made it easy to evenly distribute the thin lines of glaze.
If I had to do it again, I might use a larger tip, like the cover photo. But I can assure you the taste was certainly not affected one bit! Who am I kidding, I’ll be looking for opportunities to make this again soon! So here is the beauty – looks delicious, yes?