I love cake – I especially love chocolate cake! Warren Brown’s cookbook, Cake Love, is filled with beautiful temptations; but, today, I just wanted chocolate, so I tried his Chocolate Pound Cake. The crumb is moist and light – especially for a pound cake – and the chocolate flavor really shines through.
Warren says the secret to great chocolate cake is cocoa powder that contains 22 – 24 percent butterfat. I used Penzeys.
I poked some holes in this cake with a long bamboo skewer, and drizzled it with Chocolate Cabernet Sauce that we bought at Anette’s Chocolate by Brent in Napa. I served it with a touch of whipped cream and a few fresh blueberries.
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