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Merry Mocha Pound Cake

Merry Mocha Pound Cake

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  • Makes: 12 to 16 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Bake 1 hr

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 recipe Coffee Cream (see recipe below) (optional)
  • Shaved milk chocolate (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Combine flour, sugar, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add to mixer bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture forms fine crumbs.
  2. Dissolve coffee crystals in water. Add to beaten mixture, along with vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat 2 minutes more on medium speed.
  3. Add eggs and melted chocolate. Beat on low speed until well combined. Beat 1 minute more on medium speed.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  5. Prepare Coffee Cream, if you like.
  6. Cool the cake in loaf pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan. Cool on a wire rack. Top slices with Coffee Cream and shaved chocolate, if you like. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Equipment

  • To Use Your Microwave: Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe 1-cup measure. Microcook on 100 percent power (high) for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until soft enough to stir smooth, stirring every minute.

Coffee Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1 cup whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir powdered sugar and coffee crystals into whipping cream. Chill for 10 minutes. Beat mixture until stiff peaks form.

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