satan chocolate pound cake

chocolate pound cake
I’m heading to D.C. and Philly this week, but first, it’s chocolate cake time. But it’s not just any chocolate cake, it’s Satan Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate-Marshmallow Frosting. Don’t ask me why I was baking a cake while we’re having a ridiculous heat wave here in the NYC tri-state area. I just had a craving. This killer recipe comes from a classic, My Mother’s Southern Desserts by James Villas. The book isn’t easy to come by, but it’s worth a search.
chocolate pound cake
It’s a really nice pound cake recipe, which I underbaked a little bit (because I like it that way). The frosting is a little ridiculous:

2 cups sugar
5 ounces evaporated milk
10 large marshmallows
1 stick butter
6 ounces (1 cup) chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

You combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and marshmallows in a large, heavy saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook (stirring a lot) for 6 minutes. Then remove from the heat, add the butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla, and beat with a wooden spoon for about 10 minutes. It’s a lot of work, but as soon as you stop, it starts to harden on top. In fact, this is a tough frosting to spread. As soon as you pour it on the cooled cake, it hardens up. So either you just pour the frosting on the top of the cake with a little running down the sides, or you spread it around in a little bit messy of a way. I went for messy, with some chocolate sprinkles on top. Or do you call them jimmies?


37 thoughts on “satan chocolate pound cake

  1. Now, that is some wicked pound cake! It really looks nice, it seems very moist. And what's there not to like about chocolates anyway? This is one serious pound cake that needs some serious dealing with, lol! Now, I'm craving for it, and I really think I need to make one. Now!!!

  2. joanna: thanksjenn: thanks… i wouldn't mind a slice right nowtris1978ton: thanksrosa: thankszia elle: ha… thankscake recipe: ha, i love that enthusiasmjustme: thankssprinklebakes: yeah, that was heavy frostingnatalie: thankserica: it's definitely worth tryingjeannie: it might actually taste better than it looks

  3. ana: ha, thankssook: i hope you domaybelle's mom: we always said sprinkles tooflb: i agreeavanika: yeah, i agree with thatspike: trust me, i lost my mind when i made that cake — way too hot for bakingeliana: thankspigpigscorner: that's the right word for itjennymac: definitelyjeannie: right, i want that slice back now… and i think you commented twice. i guess this cake is worth it

  4. Sprinkles! I'm wondering if I can make that frosting with white chocolate chips instead. Ohhhh, an experiment. Hope it's not totally yucky! Ha-ha!~ingrid

  5. dawn: i have to say, i think you'll dig this frostingingrid: i always have trouble melting white chocolate, so I can't say for sure how it will turn out for you. but it would probably taste pretty good.

  6. kerrie: thanks for visitinglissie: oh, i didn't publish the whole thing because the other part was a pretty normal-ish chocolate pound cake. i thought the really interesting part was the ridiculous frostingdelicieux: thanksurban baker: if you can find the book, consider yourself lucky

  7. Wow this is what I call a CHOCOLATE CAKE. Man with a tall glass of cold milk, I'd be in heaven. Hope the NY heat has died down, I can't believe you guys reached triple digits. The world is ending. Eat more chocolate cake 🙂

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