Sunday, April 29, 2012

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake










Jane Austen’s moment in Persuasion (1818)

Chapter 4

They knew not each other's opinion, either its constancy or its change, on the one leading point of Anne's conduct, for the subject was never alluded to; but Anne, at seven-and-twenty, thought very differently from what she had been made to think at nineteen.  She did not blame Lady Russell, she did not blame herself for having been guided by her; but she felt that were any young person, in similar circumstances, to apply to her for counsel, they would never receive any of such certain immediate wretchedness, such uncertain future good. She was persuaded that under every disadvantage of disapprobation at home, and every anxiety attending his profession, all their probable fears, delays, and disappointments, she should yet have been a happier woman in maintaining the engagement, than she had been in the sacrifice of it; and this, she fully believed, had the usual share, had even more than the usual share of all such solicitudes and suspense been theirs, without reference to the actual results of their case, which, as it happened, would have bestowed earlier prosperity than could be reasonably calculated on.





 I'm liking this recipe to We Should Cocoa Challenge hosted by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog. And for this month's theme is chocolate & cheese.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Adapted from Paula Deen

Ingredients:

225g softened butter
225g cream cheese
180g sugar
7 eggs
1 tsp  pure vanilla extract
288g flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g cocoa

For white chocolate frosting:
100g white chocolate
5 tbsp milk

Directions:

1)      Preheat oven to 180°C & grease a 10 inches cake pan

2)      In a large bowl beat butter, cream cheese & sugar till creamy. Gradually add in eggs on at a time. Beat well & add in vanilla.

3)      In another large bowl combine flour, baking powder & cocoa. Fold in half of the flour mixture into the cream mixture & beat well for a couple of minutes.

4)      Pour batter in ready greased cake pan & bake for 1 hour till done. Let to cool, remove from cake pan.

5)      To make white chocolate frosting: Melt white chocolate pieces with milk on double boiler/ bain-marie (medium heat) till smooth. Pour immediately on the cake if not the white chocolate will harden again. 




Bon Appetit

48 comments:

  1. love this. look absolutelu elegany and lovely

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    1. Thanks Gloria! Have a nice week ahead dear ! :)

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  2. Why..Oh..Why could we not live closer this looks delish! I guess I will just have to make one of these tasty cakes! Have a fantastic week!

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    1. Thanks Serena! That what my sister 'Desperate Housewife' told me every time I posted a new cake too! LOL I would love to share these cakes with if we're not leaving the other part of the world! I like to DHL to you if you're live dearer! heheheh Have a nice week, Serena! =)

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  3. What a wonderful looking cake, it reminds me of a spaceship or maybe a shuttlecock. Bet it tastes heaps better than either of those. It sounds really interesting using cream cheese in the actual batter. Thank you for sharing this with WSC and just in the nick of time too ;-)

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    1. LOL My boys said the same thing! They said it looks like those old fashion spaceship! hahahah Thank you so much for letting me submit my entry for WSC last minute. I wouldn't want to miss it in the world when it comes to chocolate challenge! And very sorry for the inconvenience. Be sure It won't happen agin, I hope! LOL Have a nice week, Choclette! =)

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  4. It looks perfect! I admire your baking skills Kit!

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    1. Thanks Selena for your lovely words! Glad to see you again, dear friend! Have a lovely week, Selena! =)

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  5. I love pound cake, but never had a chocolate one before. This looks absolutely delicious.

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    1. Thank you so much . Ya, I've never tried a chocolate pound cake either till I made this chocolate version! It does taste good with a hint of cheese taste too! Have a great week! =)

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  6. Hi Kit, wow... such a awesome cake with your elegant presentation. Love the texture of the cake, very moist. Wish I can have a bite now, hehehe.

    Love all your gorgeous flowers, always brighten up my days with extra sunshine. * A big big cyber hugs for you.

    P/S Sorry to hear about your blog problem, hope everything is back to normal. Take care ya! My warm regards to you. Amelia

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    1. Hi Amelia, Thank you so much for your awesome words! How I wish I can share or exchange some of our bakes. That would be fun, don't you think so! Ya, these tulips are from my garden! Hopefully I can add Pinterest so that I can share more of my flowers images with you all. Being a PC dummy, I need abit time to know how it works first! I'm a bit slow also! LOL Thanks again for your warm regards & I really do appreciate it . Now everything is back to normal. Hopefully it will stay that way. Have a lovely week dear Amelia! Sending you a huge cyber bear hug to you too! =)

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  7. You had me at the white chocolate frosting... Divine cake! Love the look and that it has cream cheese!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad to see you again! Have a lovely week! =)

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  8. hi kit, this looks awesome and so pretty that you used a brioche pan, looks like the skirt of the barbie doll! very nice music that i'm listening to now.

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  9. LOL.. Thanks Lena! Wow! You've just gave me an idea using this mould for Barbie cake! Great idea indeed! Love your funny comments that put a huge smile on my face! Hehehe Glad that you like this melody from Yiruma called Moonlight! I'm a huge fan of Yiruma. I love to bake & took pictures of my bakes with Yiruma. It does create a lovely romantic feel to it! Have a lovely week, Lena! =)

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  10. This looks just delicious! I love anything with chocolate and this desert must be amazing!
    I love the presenattion!

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by & your nice words; Have a nice day! =)

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  11. Beautiful as always - I really love the shape of this cake. Chocolate is my favorite, too.

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    1. Thanks Amy for lovely words! Glad that you like it! We have another thing comment besides the paranormal huh! Have a lovely day, Amy! =)

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  12. delicious and lovely looking cake uve got there...and the white just brings out the shape so well ;)

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    1. Thanks Resh for your kind words! I hope so but still my sons called it the chocolate spaceship cake! LOL Have a nice day , Resh dear! =)

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  13. that seriously looks fab! gosh I am drooling all over!

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    1. LOL.. Thanks Mr. Pineapple man! Have a nice day! =)

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  14. Love all these creations of urs.. Looks fab and pics are awesome. I saw note on my blog you enquiring about Dosa batter. I will post it soon about it and send u the link. It's actually like a pancake batter that is prepared with Rice and Black split gram(called Urad Daal - which helps in fermentation.).

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by! Thanks for the info about Dosa batter. I'm looking forward for your post on it! Have a lovely day, Sumee! =)

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  15. Well done on this! A majestic cake!

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    1. Thanks Alida for your lovely words! Have an awesome day, my friend! =)

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  16. I can see how your boys might think it loos like a spaceship lol. It is a beautiful pound cake and you can never go wrong with chocolate and cream cheese. I love pound cake and the only time I've had it is in a MRE. I'm seriously making this on Sunday for my special treat this week. =-)

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    1. LOL..Thanks Neshanne! So are you gonna make it in a spaceship cake pan? Heheheheh I'm beginning to like this mould a lot! LOL Have a nice day, Neshanne! =)

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  17. Gorgeous looking cake! I love the shape of the cake. I made a cream cheese bundt cake with orange and it was amazing so I can just imagine a chocolate version.

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    1. Thanks Ros for your lovely words! Wow! your version of bundt cake sounds really interesting with amazing flavor! Really have to try your version with orange! I can imagine how delicious it is pairing with these awesome flavor! Got to check it out in your blog! Have a nice day, dear Ros! =)

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  18. Beautiful! I really love the shape of your "spaceship" (lol!) cake. It looks like a very classy cake.

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    1. LOL.. Thanks Jo for dropping by & your kind words! It's kinda cute huh , this shape of cake! Hope to see you again. Have a lovely day, Jo! :)

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  19. that looks sooooooooper good...fantastic cliks
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thanks Jay for your nice words! Have a nice day! =)

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  20. what a cake! I love seeing the frosting running down the little 'canals'

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    1. Thanks Steve for dropping by & your kind words! Glad that you like it! Hope to see you again soon. Have an amazing day! =)

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  21. wow this looks amazing :) great cake...

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    1. Thanks Clairejustine for your nice words! Have a lovely day! =)

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  22. Hi Kit, Your cake looks lovely! And I like your cake mould! Looks so pretty! Pound cake is one of my favourite, with cream cheese, sounds pretty good!

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    1. Thanks Joyce for your lovely words! Glad that you like my version of pound cake! Have a lovely day, Joyce! =)

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  23. Kit your cake looks perfect! And so beautiful contrasting colours! Bet it tasted fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Nish for dropping by & the lovely words too! I love these two combination that does taste delicious! Have a pleasant day! =)

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  24. Oh, who could resist this stunning chocolate cake...drizzled to perfection???? Beautiful, my friend~

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    1. Thanks Lizzy for your kind words! Glad that you like it! Have a lovely day, Lizzy! =)

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