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Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Cinnamon flavored chocolate chip pound cake is a dense and wonderful cake to have with a slice of coffee; what better way to enjoy Kerala Monsoons!

Pound cakes are traditionally made with a pound of each of four ingredients; flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is generally baked in a loaf pan or a bundt pan.

The cake texture is firm and dense; (if you are looking for a moist cake then this is not for you). Once you start making the cake; you will notice that there is no liquid other than the butter or eggs and hence the batter will be very thick and dense.

In cakes other than pound cakes; we add in a bit of liquid in the form of fresh juice, curd, milk, buttermilk, or even plain water....which also results the cake to be moist, light, and airy.

Do check out orange cake, chocolate poke cake, and yogurt cake.

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

 I like my pound cake to be plain without any topping; so I increased the sugar and since cinnamon and chocolate can be married off; I add a bit of fresh cinnamon and that indeed took the flavor to the next level. If you are not a cinnamon fan, you can omit it....but I enjoyed the flavor....monsoons + chocolatechips + cinnamon = Heaven.

Recipe Adapted From: Scientifically Sweet (Christina is a baker and a food scientist)
Makes: 1 loaf.
Method:
1.Preheat oven to 185 degree C and grease and dust a loaf pan. I used my nonstick pan; if you do not have loaf pan; you can use bundt pan or round or square pan, just make sure you have greased and dusted it with little flour.
2. Sift flour, BP, cinnamon powder, and salt and keep aside.
3. I ran my chocolate chips in a blender, because I did not have the patience to chop them finely and added 1 tbsp of flour to coat them; though since the pound cake batter is very dense; it rarely sinks, but I coated them with flour as a precaution. Keep this aside.

Add butter, (I used homemade butter) and sugar into a large bowl.

Cream them for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy, I like to use my hand blender for this.  Then add in the eggs one by one and beat/cream for a minute in between each addition.

The batter is getting lick worthy! Add in vanilla extract.

Make sure that you scrape the sides....creamy yumminess!

Add in the sifted flour, BP, cinnamon powder, and salt. At this point, I just ran the blender for about a minute.

Do not over beat, can you see how thick the batter is.........perfect pound cake batter.

I added in the flour coated chocolate chips and folded it with a spatula.

And plopped into my greased loaf pan and smoothed the surface, I baked for almost 55 minutes; but if you use a wider pan baking time will be less.
The cake is done when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe


PREP TIME: 7 mins    |  COOK TIME: 55 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  chocolate chip pound cake  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Flour: 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking Powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Butter: 1 1/2 sticks/150 gm
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Eggs: 3
  • Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder: 1/4 tsp, I just grated the cinnamon over the flour
  • Chocolate chips, chopped finely, : 1/2 cup
  • Extra flour for dusting and coating chocolate chips


  METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 185 degree C and grease and dust a loaf pan.
  2. Sift flour, BP, cinnamon powder, and salt and keep aside.
  3. I ran my chocolate chips in a blender, because I did not have the patience to chop them finely and added 1 tbsp of flour to coat them; though since the pound cake batter is very dense; it rarely sinks, but I coated them with flour as a precaution. Keep this aside
  4. Add butter, (I used homemade butter) and sugar into a large bowl.
  5. Cream them for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy, I like to use my hand blender for this. Then add in the eggs one by one and beat/cream for a minute in between each addition.
  6. Add in vanilla extract.
  7. Add in the sifted flour, BP, cinnamon powder, and salt. At this point, I just ran the blender for about a minute.
  8. Do not over beat, add in the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
  9. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

NOTES

  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature.
  • If using salted butter omit the the salt.

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Comments

  1. I am drooling at that cake!!! Perfect it looks...

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  2. Nisa, your cake looks delicious. Pictures are awesome , just felt like helping myself to a slice.

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  3. Looks lovely!! Perfect with some steaming hot tea on a rainy afternoon :)

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  4. Your pound cake has a very smooth and light texture. Well done, Nisa.

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  5. Hello Nisa. Im a vegetarian & don't eat eggs. What is the other alternative?

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