All the cakes were delicious and most way fancier than my simple chocolate pound cake. There was a Texas sheet cake, 3 chocolate layer cakes and 2 dense flourless chocolate cakes, all baked by a wonderful, friendly group of gals. Needless to say, the greedy gal within needed to sample all of them!
Tate’s Chocolate Pound Cake
And I’m proud to say, though plain and simple, my simple chocolate pound cake held its own. Moist and tender with great chocolate flavor, the raspberry sauce provided a nice bright contrast.
Last night we tried some of the leftover cake with a little vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. It did not disappoint. Two days after baking, this chocolate pound cake was better than ever.
Chocolate Pound Cake with Raspberry Sauce and Ice Cream
Made with butter, eggs, sugar and sour cream, this chocolate pound cake, is not exactly Weight Watchers friendly, but it’s not obscene either. Each slice (1/16th of the cake) has 283 calories and 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. I think you could shave about 50 calories (1 PointsPlus) from each slice by substituting buttermilk for half of the butter, something that has worked for me with other pound cake recipes, but I haven’t actually tried it.
Making baked goods lighter can be tricky since it involves a fair amount of precision and chemistry, so I’ve learned the hard way that when it comes to light baking I’m a lot more successful when I bake tested recipes from reputable sources, such as Cooking Light or Weight Watchers or other dependable light baking books, rather than make random substitutions myself. When I go to the time and expense of baking something, I want it to work, not land in the trash.
And when I’m going to my first ever Clandestine Cake Club Meeting, calories and Weight Watchers PointsPlus are the furthest thing from my mind! This was all about celebrating without an ounce of guilt or remorse
I’ll definitely be making this chocolate pound cake again.
Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Pound Cake
One of the best pound cakes I’ve ever made, moist, dense and tender with deep chocolate flavor
Author: Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Cake, Bundt Cake
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/16th of cake): 283 calories, 36.5 g carbs, 15.1 g fat, 1.9 g fiber, 4.0 g protein and 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
Thoughts on Making Recipe Lighter: Replacing ½ the butter with buttermilk would decrease the calories to 235 and Points to 7.
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