It's been quite some time since I wanted to make a chocolate chip pound cake like the one I used to eat when I was little. And I'm glad I found the perfect recipe! Not only that but Tropical Traditions is sponsoring my first giveaway, Yay! Super excited specially since Magnolia75: The Baking Lounge is turning 1 year old in a month!! But more about that later, for now let me tell you how fantastic this pound cake turned out to be.
I have to say using coconut oil instead of butter really goes a long way with desserts. I previously made an orange cake with coconut oil and well it was gone before I could even take a picture of it--THAT GOOD! :) So I made this chocolate chip pound cake I wanted the same reaction and I sure got it--it was half way gone before it was completely cool.
|My mom drinking coffee with this pound cake, I prefer cold milk though!|
This chocolate chip pound cake is moist and the texture is not the same as store bought pound cake it's more heavy and not as soft. The chocolate chips were evenly distributed throughout the cake and there's this coconutty taste that is heightened by the chocolate chips. I had a slice with milk and the coconut taste really came out it was as if I had added shredded coconut in the recipe (which I did not), very nice. I believe the coconut oil gave it just enough moisture because it's not greasy at all. I find that most pound cake recipes have too much butter that leaves the cake overly greasy, so Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil was the right choice, plus it's organic! And there's a giveaway for all the lovely Magnolia 75: The Baking Lounge readers!!
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 3 cups all purpose flour (plus additional for dusting the pan)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven 325. Butter your baking pan and slightly dust with flour. In a bowl place 2 tablespoons of flour and combine the 2 cups of chocolate chips until they are coated in flour. This step is necessary in order to keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the batter.
In a separate bowl whisk sugar and coconut oil for about 2 minutes and then add vanilla extract, whisk until combined and add maple syrup. Gradually add eggs mixing well after each one. Add 1 cup of flour, and 1/2 cup of buttermilk, then add 1 cup of flour and the last 1/2 cup of buttermilk and lastly add your last cup of flour. Combine well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter onto the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 1 hour. At 40 minutes check the cake make sure all is well. Let it cool in the baking pan for 30 minutes after it's out of the oven. Then invert pan and let it cool completely.
Bake with love!
~*~*Giveaway is now closed*~*~
Congratulations to Jodie from BinomialBaker she is the Tropical Traditions giveaway winner!! Yay!
* I shall contact Jodie about your prize shortly. And many thank you's to everyone who entered! Thank you so much for the comments too! I love comments :)
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Let me know you like Magnolia75:The Baking Lounge on Facebook Let me know you like Tropical Traditions on Facebook Let me know you follow Magnolia75:The Baking Lounge on Twitter Let me know you follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter Let me know you follow Magnolia75:The Baking Lounge on Pinterest Let me know you follow Tropical Traditions on Pinterest Let me know you shared this link on your Facebook Let me know you subscribe to Magnolia75:The Baking Lounge via email
Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.