I love a good pound cake and I also love a good chocolate anything, so a "Chocolate Pound Cake" is just a wonderful thing to me! This recipe is so moist and has just the right amount of chocolate and with the old fashioned chocolate glaze it tastes so good! You have to try this one!
Here is what you will need:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond flavoring
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup half and half cream
1/4 cup butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl beat the butter, oil, and sugar together. Add the eggs and then the sour cream. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix. Add vanilla and almond flavorings. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Spray a 10 cup Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray or butter and flour it well. Pour the batter evenly into the pan and place in the oven. Bake for 75 to 90 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to sit in the pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cake plate.
To prepare the glaze, microwave the chocolate chips and butter until the chips are melted. Stir in the half and half until smooth. Heat a bit more if needed. Stir in the confectioner's sugar, vanilla and almond flavorings until smooth.
Pour the glaze over the cake and then sprinkle with the almonds!
Slice and serve!
If you are a chocolate lover, like me, this cake can be dangerous and you might need somebody to take it away from you!