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Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

I needed a dessert for Easter dinner.  When I want to try something new, I go online.  One of my daughters loves everything chocolate so when I saw "triple chocolate" on this recipe from My Recipes, I knew that it was the one. It is the buttermilk that makes this cake so delicious, moist and chocolatey.  It seems like a lot of ingredients, but it was so easy to make.  Just a quick note.  I buy my chocolate on Amazon.  Here is the link for the bittersweet chocolate:  Callebaut 811 53.8% Dark Semi Sweet Chocolate Callets 1 lb.  You can check other product suggestions on the drop down menu above.  This would make a perfect cake to serve at home.  It would also travel very easily.   Enjoy!!




INGREDIENTS

CAKE

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used dark)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. table salt
1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate morsels

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Peach Ginger Cobbler

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Ginger Cake with Lemon Glaze

Wow!  It has been almost 2 years since my last blog post.  There was a lot going on in my life at the time.  I moved back to Pepperell, MA about 1 1/2 years ago into a townhouse and I absolutely love it!  I guess I got out of the habit of blogging.  I also miss baking so this will definitely get me back into it!  I know some of you might consider ginger a Fall/holiday spice (along with the other warm spices included in this cake) but I definitely think the lemon brightens it up and you can make this cake any time of the year.   Thanks Debbie Macomber for the recipe in your Cedar Cove Cookbook.

INGREDIENTS
Cake
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbs plus 2 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp allspice 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted  butter,     room temp, plus more for pan 1 1/4 brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups molasses 1 cup boiling water

Glaze
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar 1 Tbs heavy cream 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, or more as
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Ginger & Spiced Whipped Cream Sandwich Cookies

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Leftover Halloween Candy Bark

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