Funny story this. I made this chocolatey badness a few Saturday's back in an utter flurry after I spent most of the day vegging on the couch and catching up on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, OC and Beverley Hills. Whilst I immersed myself in petty bickering I forgot that I was attending a little soiree later on and was meant to bring something chocolate based and sweet. So after my brother helped pry my limp corpse off the couch I took to the pantry and realized there was nothing to work with.

Truthfully, not really. All I had was about 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.

Still, worst feeling ever.

Especially when one is in some comfy sweats and can't be bothered wrestling for parking spaces and cash registers. So I did what any sane person would and hit the wide web for a new plan. My go to site is Taste for almost everything; they've got an abundance of recipes including copious amounts of chocolate related finds.

Winning, every time.

So after an eternity spent searching for something that did not require the use of solid chocolates or creams I finally found something I could work with. Chocolate pound cake.

To add to the drama worthy for a reality TV show I didn't read the recipe properly; like always and then found myself in another damn kerfuffle. For one, you need to heat up and melt most of the ingredients to combine etc then let cool down. I did not have time for this. Grrr. Secondly the frosting also needs time to chill in the fridge. Lazy bastard.

Moral of this rant. Read the instructions people! It's pretty common sense but my brain apparently missed that memo and now hard-wired not to do so.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
2 tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup caster sugar
150g butter, cubed
1/2 tsp bicarb soda, sifted
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
2 eggs

 FROSTING: 
50g butter, cubed
1/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and grease a medium sized square pan.
In a non stick saucepan combine sugar, butter, bicarb soda, cocoa and 1 cup of cold water over a low heat setting. Cook for about 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. 
Bring to boil and let simmer for 2 minutes or until mixture doubles the transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
Add flour and eggs and beat with an electric mixer until pale and smooth then pour into cake pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to stand for 10 minutes then remove from pan to cool completely.
To make the frosting add butter, caster sugar and 2 tbs cold water into a saucepan on medium high heat and bring to boil. Remove from heat.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and gradually add the wet mixture stirring to combine.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes then spread on cake.

You can also check the original right here.


Et Voila.
Funny story this. I made this chocolatey badness a few Saturday's back in an utter flurry after I spent most of the day vegging on the couch and catching up on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, OC and Beverley Hills. Whilst I immersed myself in petty bickering I forgot that I was attending a little soiree later on and was meant to bring something chocolate based and sweet. So after my brother helped pry my limp corpse off the couch I took to the pantry and realized there was nothing to work with.

Truthfully, not really. All I had was about 1/2 cup of cocoa powder.

Still, worst feeling ever.

Especially when one is in some comfy sweats and can't be bothered wrestling for parking spaces and cash registers. So I did what any sane person would and hit the wide web for a new plan. My go to site is Taste for almost everything; they've got an abundance of recipes including copious amounts of chocolate related finds.

Winning, every time.

So after an eternity spent searching for something that did not require the use of solid chocolates or creams I finally found something I could work with. Chocolate pound cake.

To add to the drama worthy for a reality TV show I didn't read the recipe properly; like always and then found myself in another damn kerfuffle. For one, you need to heat up and melt most of the ingredients to combine etc then let cool down. I did not have time for this. Grrr. Secondly the frosting also needs time to chill in the fridge. Lazy bastard.

Moral of this rant. Read the instructions people! It's pretty common sense but my brain apparently missed that memo and now hard-wired not to do so.

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 INGREDIENTS: 
2 tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup caster sugar
150g butter, cubed
1/2 tsp bicarb soda, sifted
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
2 eggs

 FROSTING: 
50g butter, cubed
1/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F and grease a medium sized square pan.
In a non stick saucepan combine sugar, butter, bicarb soda, cocoa and 1 cup of cold water over a low heat setting. Cook for about 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. 
Bring to boil and let simmer for 2 minutes or until mixture doubles the transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
Add flour and eggs and beat with an electric mixer until pale and smooth then pour into cake pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to stand for 10 minutes then remove from pan to cool completely.
To make the frosting add butter, caster sugar and 2 tbs cold water into a saucepan on medium high heat and bring to boil. Remove from heat.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and gradually add the wet mixture stirring to combine.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes then spread on cake.

You can also check the original right here.


Et Voila.

70 comments

  1. Oh yum! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the receipe!

    xx Mandi
    Find Me A Muse

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  2. Yummy! :)))

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  3. Looks so yum! I'm a sucker when it comes to chocolate, this is making me hungry.

    x Mariana | www.goingteen.blogspot.com

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  4. This. Looks. Amazing. What. Are. You. Doing. To. My. Diet.
    No really, Imma gonna try this over the weekend. I'm already drooling.

    Hope you're having a great day, my love :)!

    xx

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  5. OMG!!! You killed me with chocolate now!
    Yummy!!!

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  6. Hahaha! Funny Story.... but seems everything turned well! Soo.... alway watch tv, and leave everything for the last Minute :)

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  7. OMG looks like serious trouble.

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  8. Lovely cake... Im going to get some chocolate RIGHT NOW!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  9. I definitely need a piece of it!!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  10. Hi beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it like always :)
    Btw this is an amazing post, its so sweet :)
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  11. Oh no! I'm assuming everything went well in the end?

    The cake looks really rich and decadent.

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    1. Yes it did, luckily! And tasted even better! xx

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  12. This still looks amazing!Yum

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  13. Wow...... this looks delicious!!!!!!!
    Have a nice day darling!

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  14. Delicious!

    xxx Maya

    http://www.lipsticknews.nl

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  15. woooow, I want to eat it!!! yummmmii!
    xoxo
    www.donkeycool.blogspot.com

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  16. I always read the instructions but I don´t know sometimes it just don´t work out haha.
    This cake looks super yummy and I´m starving right now. If I could just have a bite right now :)

    xx

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    1. Hahaha hate when that happens, I always read them wrong too. Sending you a huge virtual piece in the meantime! xx

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  17. It looks very dense and compress almost like the brownies. This is the second recipe today I'm bookmarking. I normally hit the kitchen and oven more during the summer, so planning to try out all the recipe I bookmarked then :)

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    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
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  18. Looks delicious! I LOVE chocolate

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  19. haha! funny story but finally everything look stunning :)
    this is the chocolate cake my uncle always cook for me and i'll never get bored of!

    xxxFiC.

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    1. Thanks darling, I wish I had someone to make it for me. Oh well guess I'll just have to do it myself ;o) xx

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  20. Sonia! you made me crave for it now. They look yummy! LOL that's a funny story.


    Kisses,
    Bex
    Personal Style Blog

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  21. Haha you are funny, I gonna make it cause it looks delicious! Love from her

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  22. omg that looks really yum!!!

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  23. I want that, NOW :D
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  24. Lazy limps doesnt mean cant make good cakes. Guess ure talented to do it even with one eye closed. Cant believe it turned out so well with the way u describe hw u were finding ur ingredients and having difficulty getting it together. Love hw you wrote about this post! I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks so much Issa for your kind words and for taking the time to read this! Hehehe, you rock girlfriend! xx

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  25. great look!

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  26. Yum, I could really go for a chocolate pound cake right about now!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. That looks so delicious =), thanks for sharing and for your comment in my blog.
    I'm following now with GFC.
    Stop by sometimes,
    XX

    TRENDY FEELING

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  28. Hi my dear friend!

    I love chocolate cake, and to make matters worse I always do a brigadier soft to put as filling and cover ... Hum .. It is a delight! Guess I'll have to do hahahahaha.

    Kisses Kika / Blog Acessarte

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  29. I'm dying. So good to see I'm not the only one who loves baking and pastries... Have a great weekend!

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  30. yummy :)
    xx

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  31. Looks so yummy!!

    XoXo
    Teresa
    www.chicaffordable.blogspot.com

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  32. Yumyyy!! I love chocolate cake!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  33. Besides all the issues you got a preety decent cake out of it! hahahahah

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  34. Awesome. I want a piece!

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  35. YUM, that looks so delicious, that I WANT SOME RIGHT NOW!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    And thanks for visiting my blog - im now following yours, and hope you will return and follow mine too!!
    And dont forget to enter my new GIVEAWAY too...

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  36. Yummm that looks simply perfect!

    XO, Imke

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  37. Hi dear
    Oh, this chocolate cake seems yummy!
    Nice recipe
    xoxo

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  38. Yummy! Looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Glad that you could whip something up for party!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  39. that actually looks really good, even for being in a rush! :)


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  40. It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm going to pass it to Mr. NJAPD, the family chef...

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  41. Oh my god, this cake looks lethal! I'm dribbling at the sight of it mmmm.....

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    Mags x

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  42. GNAM! I want a piece of this cake :)
    xoxo Denis.

    www.thebsheep.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh God... I don't want just a bite. I want to eat this. Everything. Not leave a piece...
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  44. oh my Sonia! can feel its taste in my mouth! drooling...
    wish you a sunny week full of inspiration!
    kisses

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  45. that looks delicious! wish i wasn't looking at this just before lunch..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  46. looks so yummy!! :)


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  47. mmmm.. yummy !

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