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November 16, 2014

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake ~ Super moist Chocolate Pound Cake with a to-die-for Frosting and decorated for Christmas {which can be changed to suit any occasion} #PoundCake #ChocolateCake #Christmas www.withablast.net

This Chocolate Pound Cake is not only pretty, but also scrumptiously delicious. I love the stark contrast of the almost black of the cake and the white of the frosting.

You can use anything you like to sprinkle over the top of the frosting if you are not baking the Chocolate Pound Cake for Christmas. And even if you bake for Christmas, the choice is always yours to use whatever topping you like. I happen to be totally in love with Candy Cane !

Chocolate Pound Cake ~ Super moist Chocolate Pound Cake with a to-die-for Frosting and decorated for Christmas {which can be changed to suit any occasion} #PoundCake #ChocolateCake #Christmas www.withablast.net

The cake is super moist and soft and the smell while baking is just to die for ! I wanted to add in some more Dark Chocolate Chips as well, but the batter was already quite rich and thick after the addition of the Pudding, so I let that idea go.

Chocolate Pound Cake ~ Super moist Chocolate Pound Cake with a to-die-for Frosting and decorated for Christmas {which can be changed to suit any occasion} #PoundCake #ChocolateCake #Christmas www.withablast.net

We used to have Marshmallow Fluff in our stores many years ago, but it seemed to have disappeared from the usual supermarkets and hypermarkets I go to. Therefore, when I found some at a little shop, specializing in all kinds of sweets {and only 5 minutes from my house!}, I was almost beyond myself with excitement.

Chocolate Pound Cake ~ Super moist Chocolate Pound Cake with a to-die-for Frosting and decorated for Christmas {which can be changed to suit any occasion} #PoundCake #ChocolateCake #Christmas www.withablast.net

For fellow South-Africans, or anyone who can not find Marshmallow Fluff,  use either only the White Chocolate or melt some Marshmallows and stir into the melted Chocolate as below.

As the cake is very moist, it really does not need to be over frosted, but then as always, it is a personal choice

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

Cake:

1 Box Pillsbury Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil  {I use Sunflower Oil}
1 cup Water
4 Eggs
1 Box Instant Chocolate Pudding

Frosting:

3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff

Crushed Candy Cane, to top

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a bundt pan with cooking oil.
2.) Place all the ingredients for the Cake in a large mixing bowl - stir through and then beat 2 minutes on high until smooth - pour batter into the prepared bundt pan - bake 50 - 55 minutes.
3.) Remove cake from the oven - cool 25 minutes in the pan - transfer to a serving plate and let cool completely.
4.) Frosting : Melt the Chocolate until smooth - quickly stir in the Marshmallow Fluff {it would be a thick, sticky mixture} - spread over the Cake and top with Crushed Candy Cane {if using}.

Chocolate Pound Cake ~ Super moist Chocolate Pound Cake with a to-die-for Frosting and decorated for Christmas {which can be changed to suit any occasion} #PoundCake #ChocolateCake #Christmas www.withablast.net

  

32 comments:

  1. That looks so rich, Linda! And I think I have these ingredients on hand.. maybe not the marshmallow fluff, but maybe I'll pick some up. This would be easy to throw together for a group event:)

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  2. I love this, and your cake came out so pretty! I'm adding this to my 'to bake' list. I wonder if adding some peppermint extract or crushed peppermint patties to the cake would work? I may experiment, thanks! :)

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  3. Umm yes that looks fantastic and christmassy yumm!

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  4. This recipe looks delicious, the decorations make it look almost too good to eat too. Popping in from Creative Mondays.

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  5. Very pretty! So festive with the candy cane topping :) Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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  6. Yummy! It looks so pretty with the candy canes on top. However, I'm a little chocolate crazy so I might do a chocolate drizzle on top.

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  7. Love this cake, Linda! I'm ready for all things chocolate and/or peppermint

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  8. Ooo, looks delicious! I'd love to try this for myself :D

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  9. Oh my, this is epic! What a perfect cake for the upcoming holiday season :) Thanks so much for sharing on The Makers!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

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  10. I don't think there is any better combination than chocolate and peppermint during the holidays! I cannot wait to try this for myself!

    -Katherine
    kingsbakery.blogspot.com/

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  11. This cake looks amazing and so festive with the added topping. Thanks so much for sharing it on the Merry Monday link party. Pinned it.

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  12. Oh Wow, Linda this cake looks finger licking good! :-)
    Hope that you are great!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  13. Love the combination of marshmallow fluff and peppermint. The cake looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by our Happy Holidays Link Party - be sure to join us again this week (beginning on Saturday at 7 pm ET) and every week through the holidays.

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  14. Thank you so much for attending week 11 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. Your chocolate pound cake looks perfect! I love the crushed candy cane on top - great touch! I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight. Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole

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  15. Looks so good and perfect for a quick breakfast! Thank you for this recipe.

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  16. I can't wait to try this! I'm pinning it! Thanks for linking up to Turn it up Tuesday!

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  17. This looks amazing, Linda! I will be sharing it on Facebook tonight! And pinning! Enjoy your weekend. :)
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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  18. Hello gorgeous! I'm licking my lips right now, it looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday~Lou Lou Girls

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  19. Oh, what a delicious cake and perfect for Christmas!


    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning. Our readers loved this and it will be featured next week!

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  20. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

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  21. Hi Linda...you will be featured again as having the most clicks in our Teach Me Tuesday party last week. Stop by on Monday evening at 8pm CST to see ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up ;)

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  22. G'day and gorgeous Linda! Thx for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! All submissions pinned this week! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    #ibabloggers

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  23. Your Chocolate Pound Cake looks delicious, Linda. The frosting is gorgeous. Love how you have used the candy canes! Thank you for sharing this lovely cake with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  24. This makes such a nice presentation and it is easy to make for me the none baker. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bite and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  25. I think the contrast in colors looks great too. Also the peppermint on top is a nice touch for the holidays. And of course I'm all about chocolate. ..especially dark! Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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  26. OMG. This is so beautiful! I HAVE to make it sometime this month. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Have a great night!

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  27. Just wanted to let you know we featured this cake on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!! Come by and check it out :)

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  28. Dark Chocolate and peppermint with white chocolate frosting! What more would a girl want except a big glass of milk! Totally pinning!

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  29. Such a pretty cake & I bet it's yummy. Pinned for later.

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