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Chocolate Pumpkin Pound Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Pound Cake

Date of Post: Nov 16, 2022

Fall is here and it’s time for holiday treats! A couple fall ingredients, chocolate and pumpkin, are perfect together to make a show stopping dessert. Chef Brandon brings you a Chocolate Pumpkin Pound Cake in four simple steps.

Ingredients

1 C.                      Butter, Room Temperature

1 1/2 C.              Brown Sugar

4                           Eggs

15 Oz.                 Can Pumpkin Puree (Almost 2 Cups)

2 C.                     All-Purpose Flour

1/2 C.                 Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

2 tsp.                   Baking Soda

1 1/2 tsp.           Baking Powder

1 tsp.                   Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp.               Salt

Ganache

                3/4 C.                    Dark Chocolate Chips

                1/4 C.                    Cream

 

Preparation

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with mixer on medium speed. Add brown sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in pumpkin puree and mix again. Mixture will be soupy.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter/pumpkin mixture, with mixer on low speed, until completely combined.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased and cocoa dusted loaf pans. Quick Tip, because this is a chocolate recipe you can use a tablespoon of cocoa instead of flour to reduce the flour taste on the outside of the pound cake.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cakes rest in pans for 30 minutes, then turn out onto racks to cool completely.
  • Place chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 1 minute. Let chocolate rest for 2 minutes before stirring until completely smooth and all chocolate is melted. For easy drizzling, place ganache in a plastic freezer bag. Cut a small hole in one corner of bag and squeeze chocolate to drizzle over cakes as desired.
  • Cut and enjoy!
     

Add a bit of creaminess with vanilla ice cream or skip the ice cream and pair this simple dessert with a warm and rich coffee. Chocolate Pumpkin Pound Cake is a must try this holiday season.  Let us know how much you enjoyed this chocolate and pumpkin combo and share photos on social media with #FourWindsCasino or by emailing photos to social@fourwindscasino.com. Tune in to more Cooking Creations with Chef Brandon on our Instagram and Facebook accounts for step-by-step videos.

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