Buttermilk Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

I find myself in the position of apologizing once again for my blogging absence. With work, travel, and selling our house, life here has been crazy at the very least. However, I am hoping to get back into the swing of things. I have many recipes and ideas that have been accumulating, so I should have plenty to bake and write about. Now, on to the baking…

My friend Tonya and I have enjoyed joint cooking ventures for many years. Usually with much success, although there was that one time we tried to make a cheesecake in a blender. Anyway, with us living hundreds of miles apart, we don’t get the opportunity to cook together. Recently, we visited and, after realizing we had both marked the same Southern Living recipe, decided to get to baking.

We didn’t have access to Mexican chocolate, but the semisweet chocolate plus cinnamon worked well. In an otherwise “normal” chocolate pound cake, that bit of cinnamon really gives the taste a boost. I will, however, be on the lookout for Mexican chocolate to try for this recipe.

This cake is dense without being heavy, as some pound cakes can be. It’s really delicious, and the powdered sugar garnish just finishes it perfectly. We received nothing but compliments for this simple cake. Even 5-year-old Anna was a fan. So, it seems Tonya and I triumphed again.

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12 Comments

  1. Anna May 21, 2007 Reply

    Glad to see you back! I put you into my Google Reader and can now keep tabs you you ;)

  2. Anuhea May 22, 2007 Reply

    Yay, a new post! This cake looks so good, and that’s so cool that you guys made it together!

  3. Fruittart May 22, 2007 Reply

    So glad to see you back! Baking with friends is a good thing and the cake sound delish.

  4. Abby May 23, 2007 Reply

    I clipped this SAME recipe! But someone ELSE beat me to it and brought it to work. This is one popular cake.

  5. winnie May 29, 2007 Reply

    I discovered your blog a several weeks ago and have been drooling over your archives ever since. Glad to hear there is more you want to share with us.

    I made Nick Malgieri’s chocolate chunk pecan crunch cake because of your entry. I have had his book Chocolate for a few years and there is a lot I bake from it, but that is a recipe that never registered with me. I have baked it 3 times now and it is a huge hit at home and work. Thanks!

  6. Nina Roux May 31, 2007 Reply

    If this tastes as good as it sounds, I’m coming to your house for dessert.

  7. Vanessa March 19, 2009 Reply

    I loved this recepie it was wonderful

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