A recent conversation between my friend and I:
B: "Next time you bake can you make something chocolate? You know how much I love it."
Me: "Hmmmm...I'll think about it."
Anyone who knows me well would not be surprised by my response. Now don't get me wrong, I do like chocolate - especially the dark variety - but it's not my preferred flavor profile. I tend to lean more towards vanilla, lemon and other fruits. Despite my less than fanatical reverence towards all things cacao I ended up making this chocolate pound cake for a couple of reasons. 1) I was looking for an excuse to use this recently acquired Nordic Ware Party Bundt pan and 2) I had a ton of sour cream in my fridge.
In retrospect I was doing myself a disservice by not making this cake sooner. The recipe comes from Tish Boyle's The Cake Book, a must-have for any cake lover out there. I've made several recipes from this book and none have disappointed. As promised by its title, this cake has deep chocolate flavor with a moist and tender crumb. Utterly delicious! While the cake is fantastic on its own it tastes even better when topped with the ganache glaze.
I have a strong feeling B will approve.