Apr 26, 2013

Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Poundcake


My mom and I love pound cakes. Since Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, I shared this one with her  at one of our recent visits. We loved it. It's rich and dense and moist like a pound cake should be, with just the right amounts of chocolate and warm cinnamon. My mom and I had ours with fresh sliced strawberries and whipping cream (so pretty!), but to tell you the truth, I prefer it plain. The flavor and texture of this cake doesn't need a bit of help.


Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

Ingredients:

1 (8-oz.) package semisweet chocolate baking squares, chopped
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 and 1/2 cups sugar 
4 large eggs
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

1.  Microwave chocolate baking squares in a small bowl, stirring every 15 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. This should take about 1 minute.

2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, then  beat until light and fluffy, about 5 to 7 minutes.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, and vanilla until smooth.

3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan or a 12-cup Bundt pan.

4. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 10 minutes (start checking at about an hour; be careful not to over-bake) or until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

Cook’s note: You may substitute Mexican chocolate for the baking chocolate and cinnamon in this recipe.



Recipe from Southern Living


This cake may have been taken to some of these great parties!



131 comments:

  1. Yum...chocolate cake is so inviting and the picture makes me wants to reach in a get a slice!

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    1. Thank you, Kay, and thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  2. I do love pound cake, Joy! Make it chocolate pound cake and I am lovin' it big time! The texture of this cake looks so scrumptious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Linda, I knew you were a woman after my own heart! ;) Thank you so much for coming by!!

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  3. I can not pin this fast enough! I have leftover buttermilk from my baked chicken earlier in the week, and now I know how to use it. Thank you!!

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    1. Andi, I hope you love it as much as we did. I really enjoyed my visit to your blog- very nice meeting you! I'm so glad you came by! :)

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  4. I need to try this cake! Though I do not celebrate Cinco de Mayo this cake would still be great for any occasion! What chocolate syrup do you use?

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    1. Medeja, I used Hershey's Chocolate syrup. I agree, this cake would be great for any occasion- thank you! :)

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    2. I am not sure I can get Hershey's here, but I guess any good quality syrup would do :)

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    3. Medeja, I think so. I saw (someone else's) recipe for homemade chocolate syrup just recently...if I can remember where I saw it, I will send it to you! :)

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    4. Thanks so much for that, Joy!

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    5. Medeja, I have emailed you links to 4 chocolate syrup recipes! I have not tried them, but they look delicious! Good luck! :)

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    6. Thank, Joy :) If I don't get lazy I will try making it at home :)

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  5. Joy, that cake looks scrumptious! I'm going to have to try this recipe. :D

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love it as much as we do! :)

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  6. Joy, this sounds and looks wonderful!! I love pound cake and definitely need to try a chocolate one! Thanks so much for sharing and am pinning! :) Have a wonderful weekend. ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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    1. Cindy, thank you very much! You are always so wonderfully encouraging! Thank you for visiting and for pinning! :)

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  7. Hi from Three Dawg Lady.....following you on bloglovin!

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    1. Hi, Deborah- thank you so much! Happy to be following you back! :)

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  8. pinned, oh this looks so good. Thanks for linking up at Swap N Share Sunday
    Dawn

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  9. Sounds absolutely delicious - and really BAD for one! As all chocolate cakes should! Thanks for both sharing this recipe, and hosting this blog hop party!

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    1. Isobel, thank you, and I'm so glad you came to visit! I am happy to be following you! :)

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  10. Hi Joy. I found your blog thru the 'Let's Get Social Sunday Linky Party', I'm link #34. You have a nice blog with lots of great recipes! I'm following you thru Bloglovin' now.

    Have a Sweet Day!
    Heather
    www.My-Sweet-Mission.com

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    1. Heather, thank you! I enjoyed my visit to your blog, and am now following you on bloglovin! :)

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  11. Hi Joy, Hello I found your blog through Let's Get Social Sunday, your recipes look delicious!!! New follower here via Google+ and bloglovin. I invite you to visite my blog and if you like my creations I hope that you will consider following me back.
    Marisa from
    http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

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    1. So nice to meet you, Marisa! You do beautiful work- I am happy to follow you back! :)

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  12. You had me at Chocolate and Buttermilk~~~Beautiful cake and I am sure delicious!

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    1. Barbara, thank you, and thanks so much for coming by! :)

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  13. This looks very appealing to me, I will definitely make it for a family gathering!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  14. Do I have your permission to share it and give you credit on my blog?

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    1. I would love for you to, Terry- thank you! :)

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  15. Hi Joy! I tried this recipe and it was a total success! My husband, mom and in-laws loved it! Thank you so much. :D

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy that you tried it and that you loved it! Thank you for letting me know!! :) Have a great week!

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  16. This looks delicious! I would like some with my coffee right now! I can't wait to try this:)

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    1. Shannon, thank you- it IS really good with coffee! :) I enjoyed my visit to your blog- I am now following you on Google+, FB, and Pinterest!

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  17. Oh my my my....i LOVE chocolate and cinnamon together! This looks so sinfully divine! Visiting from Inspiration Cafe!

    -andi

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    1. Thanks, Andi! I enjoyed my visit to your blog, and am now following you! So don't stop suddenly. ;)

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  18. This looks decadent and rich, rich, rich!! I want some. :) Thanks for linking up over at the IC!

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    1. Heather, thank you! I was happy to find your party at IC- I am now following The Beating Hearth on FB! :)

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  19. Hi Joy! Your Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Poundcake looks like a slice of heaven! I love that it has cinnamon! Pinning. Thank you so much for linking up your cake to our Inspiration Cafe Link party! :)

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    1. Mary, thank you, and thank you for pinning!! I'm so glad to have found Inspiration Cafe Link Party! :)

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  20. Your Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Poundcake looks so moist and delicious! I love the addition of the cinnamon - perfect for Cinco de Mayo :)

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    1. Thank you, April! And thank you for coming by! :)

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  21. Oh my gosh this looks so good! Can't wait to try it!

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    1. Felicia, it really is good! If you try it, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! :) Thank you for visiting!!

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  22. Buttermilk, chocolate, cinnamon!! What's not to love. Thanks so very much for sharing your recipe.

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    1. Thank you, Sande! They are all favorites of mine, too! :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  23. I love cinnamon with chocolate! The texture of your cake looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing w/ See Ya in the Gumbo this week, Joy!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, and thanks for hosting a fun party! :)

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  24. pix are amazing! this cake looks yummy! found you on tues. blog hop
    Deanna from cookingtherecipe.com

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  25. Thank you, Deanna Lyn, and I am happy to be following you back! Thanks for the visit! :)

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  26. Yum, yum, yum!! That looks delicious! I love your blog name, my son used to say "yester-night" instead of yesterday!

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    1. Oh, Dee, that is a hoot about your son! I'm so glad you told me about it- thanks for stopping by! I am happy to be following you! :)

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    1. Gina, thank you very much! I am happy to be following you- so glad you stopped by! :)

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  28. Oh wow, looks like this would be perfect with a big glass of cold milk! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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    1. Holly, I like the way you think! ;) Thanks for hosting such a great party!

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  29. This sounds so good! I may have to try it out soon. I'm a new follower from Oh What a Happy Day party. Have a great day!
    Melanie
    http://violetsbuds.blogspot.com/

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  30. This is awesome..pinned it! Chocolate and cinnamon...MMMMMMM Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me and don't forget to get your 10% off coupon code! http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-favorite-spices-giveawaywinner-plus.html

    Marilyn

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    1. Great! Thank you! And thanks for pinning! :)

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  31. I have seen this cake each time I open facebook... tempting and taunting me. It looks so good Joy! pinning it and I will be making this soon.

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    1. Marlys, I will put a black bar over the picture! :) You are sweet to come over and visit me! If you make the cake, I do hope you enjoy it!

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  32. Oh my! There goes the diet!

    These look delicious!

    Love your blog! Would love for you to link up on A Peek Into My Paradise T.G.I.F. Link Party on Friday!

    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi, Cathy! Thanks for the visit and the invitation! I will be there! :)

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  33. This looks like perfect pound cake, the texture is wonderful and I am a big fan of cinnamon in my chocolate--I always put cinnamon in my chocolate chip cookies. :) Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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    1. Thank you, Judy! I love cinnamon and chocolate, too....why have I never put cinnamon in my chocolate chip cookies before? What a great idea! Thanks for a great party! :)

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  34. This sounds delicious! It looks beautiful too!

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    1. Faith, thank you so much, and thanks for the visit! :)

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  35. This looks delicious! Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo dessert!

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    1. Thank you!! I just found some recipes on your blog that would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo, too: the carne asada looks amazing! :)

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  36. This cake looks phenomenal...the crumb is gorgeous!! I get excited about cakes, what can I say :o)
    I saw this today on Krista's link-up....now I need a glass of milk!!

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    1. Oh, Kim, you are so sweet- I really like cakes, too- we must be Cake Sisters! ;) I'm so glad you came over from Krista's- thanks!!

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  37. There is no way this could be anything but awesome! I'm pinning it for the 5th! (and any other time I need it!) Thank you for sharing it at the Inspiration Cafe's first link party!

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    1. Danni, I am really excited to have been a part of the first party! Thank you, and thanks for pinning! :)

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  38. Chocolate and poundcake? Can it get any better?! I will absolutely be trying this.Thanks for sharing it with us at A Bouquet Of Talent!Have a great weekend!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. That is a pretty good combination, isn't it? :) Thanks for having a great party!!

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  39. It was nice to have this cake at my party! ;) So glad to have you link up with us!

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    1. Thank you, Connie, and thanks for hosting a great party! :)

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  40. Oh Wow this looks awesome Joy! Gorgeous photos too. Thank you so much for linking up to the Cafe's first party xx Nat

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    1. Thank you, Natalie! It was fun to be a part of the first one!! :)

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    2. Hey Joy - you're being featured at the Cafe tomorrow - your beautiful cake had the most views! xx Nat

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  41. Just wondering if anyone has substituted coconut oil for the butter?

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    1. Rickie, I have baked with coconut oil, but haven't used it in this particular recipe- if anyone tries it, please let us know! :)

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    2. I tried half butter and half coconut oil and it was amazing!! Took it to work for Cinco de Mayo yesterday (I'm a nurse) and everyone RAVED!

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    3. Rickie, that is so great to hear- I'm SO glad you tried it, and I'm so glad it turned out well for you!! A little healthier, and I bet the taste and aroma was wonderful! THANKS! :D

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  42. The texture on your cake is perfect!! Looks wonderful, Joy. Pinned to my Sat. Dishes board ~ Paula

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    1. Thank you, Paula, and thanks for pinning!! :)

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  43. I love pound cake and the chocolate and cinnamon together sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Rita, thank you so much- I love chocolate and cinnamon together,too...something kinda magical happens when those two get together! :) Thanks for coming by!

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  44. Thanks you for sharing this at the top blogger showcase for April 2013. Pinning this.
    Please send me a 125 by 125 button as you have won free advertising.

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    1. Oh, Bintu, thank you so very much- I will send the button! :)

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  45. That cake looks wonderful and I may have to make it for our anniversary this week! Thanks for sharing. Just stopping by from the Say it Saturday Linky Party. Hope you get a chance to do the same!

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    1. Happy Anniversary- I hope you enjoy the cake! I enjoyed my visit to your blog- thanks for coming by! :)

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  46. Wish I had a piece of this right now! It looks and sounds delish...but hey, with chocolate and cinnamon, it has to be. :)

    I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your sharing. Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

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    1. Hi, Pat! I'm so glad to meet you, and I am happy to be following you back! Thank you for coming by :)

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  47. Hey I pinned this yesterday and it got 50 repins in 10 mins. I hope they all come visit you :D

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  48. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays link party! I’ve pinned this recipe to my Tasty Tuesday’s board. :) This week’s party is live on the blog & I would love for you to come link up with us! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/Tasty-Tuesdays-Link-Party-9.html

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    1. Thank you, Anyonita, and thanks for pinning!! :) I will be at the party!

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  49. Thanks for linking up at One Organic Mama! Hope to see you back on Thursday morning!

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  50. Just delightful! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks, Savannah, and thank you for pinning! :) Love Staurday Dishes! :)

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  51. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for linking up wtih "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I can't wait to try this. :-) I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

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    1. Lisa, thank you, and thanks for Try a New Recipe Tuesday! :)

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  52. Gidday Joy. This looks so good. Thanks so much for always linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. Its always great to see you each week. I'm featuring this one at this week's party.

    Anne xx

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    1. Oh, Anne, I am so excited about the feature! Thank you so very much, and thank you for hosting Thriving on Thursdays! :)

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  53. Look at how moist that baby looks! I’m hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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    1. Angela, thank you so much, and thanks for coming by! I have linked up to your party, and am following you! Great to meet you!

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  54. Looks like a moist and delicious cake
    I'm saving the recipe, as I'm already planning to bake it
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Winnie! I hope you enjoy it- we really did! Thanks for the visit! :)

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  55. That cake looks just perfect. And now I so want a slice, is there any left? Be right over! Thanks for linking with me, see you tomorrow!

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    1. I saved some just for you, Connie! Thanks!! :)

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  56. This cake looks absolutely amazing! The cake looks so moist. I love baking with buttermilk too! I am so excited to try out this recipe, I just pinned it to my cake board! Thank you for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday's Miss Joy. See you soon. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Krista, thank you SO much, and thanks for pinning!! I always enjoy Great Idea Thursdays! :)

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  57. I found you through Church Super at EMM and I am so glad because this recipe looks amazing. I don't have the chocolate syrup in the house so I might have to make some in order to make this yummy cake. Who doesn't like a great pound cake and chocolate makes it even better.

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    1. Alison, thank so much for coming over from Church Supper- it was my first week to link up there and I love it! I am happy to meet you and to be following you!

      If you have a recipe that you use for chocolate syrup, Iwould you mind sharing it with me (if you have it handy)? That's something I've just never gotten around to trying to make homemade. :)

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  58. What a great combination - pound cake and chocolate! Yum both of my favorites. Your photo is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Terri- it's one of my very favorites, too! :) Thanks for coming by!!

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  59. Joy, fantastic pics. thanks for joining in the cake extravaganza. Cheers

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  60. Oh my gosh! Chocolate, cinnamon, buttermilk, SOLD! Pinning it now and will be making it later. Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday! ~ Pary Moppins

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    1. Thank you for hosting and for pinning!! :)

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  61. Wow. I've scanned through the comments and I've got to say that mine is just one of the many saying OMG this looks like something I need to put into my mouth immediately! Can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Rhonda, this really is my very favorite cake- if you make it, I hope you love it as much as we do. :) Thanks very much for the visit- I appreciate it!

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  62. Joy,

    This Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake looks so MOIST! Great job! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up at Saturday Dishes 'CHOCOLATE" Blog Hop. I pinned it.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  63. How incredible does this look?! YUM!

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  64. Thank you so much for joining us at the Cook it! Craft it! Share it! Link Party tonight! This looks delicious, definitely pinning it to my must try board. Hope to see you next week :) - Doree

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  65. Hi Joy,
    Wow, there are a lot of folks who really love this Mexican Chocolate Buttermilk Poundcake and guess what, I am one of them. This cake is fantastic and looks like it would be so moist and delicious! Thanks so much for joining our Foods of The World Tour to Mexico, hope you will join in France next month.
    See You Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  66. Hi Joy,
    I tried your cake and it tastes so delicious! Great recipe.. thanks for sharing it with us

    I was wondering if I wanted to make a plain vanilla cake, what would I substitute the chocolate syrup with? I assume if I substitute it with milk/ butter milk, that would make the dough too runny.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cake- thank you!! Since I haven't tried making this recipe without the chocolate, I would hate to tell you one way or the other. I think I would just try a different recipe. There are so many great buttermilk pound cake recipes...I think I would start with a search at Southern Living for one and go from there. If I run across a good one, I'll let you know! :)

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