Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Pound Cake & a Giveaway *Closed*

It’s the week after Christmas, the day before New Year’s Eve and I’ve decided to make chocolate pound cake.

Doesn’t everyone do that?

My house is a mess, my laundry isn’t done and my pants are giving me an added extra hug that I just don’t seem to remember feeling a mere two weeks ago.

Sooooo, I’ve decided that cake, a chocolate POUND cake mind you, would be the perfect solution to my dilemma.

I figure…extra pounds on me + pound cake + a dash of denial = BLISS.

Makes sense doesn’t it? Well to me it does. And this isn’t any ol’ pound cake either. Nope. It’s a Tate’s Bake Shop chocolate pound cake. You see I recently received a lovely cookbook and a trio of cookies to review from Tate’s Bake Shop, a fabulous little bakery located in Southampton run by Kathleen King. Ina Garten wrote the forward in this delicious cookbook and many have praised the incredible cookies including Rachel Ray and the New York Times. As I excitedly opened the package I did what any other food blogger would do, I immediately sampled the cookies, hid them from my family and anxiously began reading the cookbook from stem to stern.

Just kidding, I graciously shared the infamous cookies with my family and then hid them…

Well... wait until you try them and you’ll see why! They are the perfect combination of buttery, sweet… but not too sweet, crispy on the edges, soft in the middle, I’ll-just-have-ONE-more-nobody-will-notice-except-my-jeans kinda cookies.

Which brings me back to the decadent pound cake…

and my jeans that give me an unwanted hug…

and the fact that I’ll be living at the gym in 2011…

and my family that feels loved because I made them a Chocolate pound cake to make up for the cookies that I coveted in my pantry.

O.k. enough about me.

Now it’s time for YOU! You get the chance to win a delicious trio of your very own oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia nut, and chocolate chip cookies (that you may or may not hide from your family).

AND your very own copy of the Tate’s Bake Shop cookbook to drool over.

You get 2 chances to win!

  • Leave a comment on this post letting me know what you favorite dessert is!
  • For an additional entry, head over to the Tate’s Bake Shop Facebook Page and become a fan. Once you’ve done that, then come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know that you are a Tate’s Bake Shop fan.

This giveaway will end next Thursday, January 6 at midnight EST at which time one lucky winner will be randomly chosen and notified. Contest is open to US residents only (sorry to my Canadian friends) Tate’s will ship directly to you.

If you act fast there’s still time for Tate’s 15% discount to anyone to uses the code “cookie” when checking out until December 31st!

Here’s one more taste of the delicious chocolate pound cake!

Good Luck & wishing you all the BEST in 2011!

Wenderly

************** WINNER ***************

We have a winner folks! Thanks so very much to all who joined in the fun!!

So now it’s the time that we’ve all been waiting for…

Who will get to indulge (or perhaps hide) a trio of scrumptious cookies and a enjoy a lovely cookbook from Tate’s Bake Shop?

The lucky winner is…

Stacy! Who said,

“Plain and simple…Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite!!”

Congratulations Stacy! I’ll be contacting you about the details!

And thanks again to the great folks at Tate’s Bake Shop for sponsoring this fun giveaway!

Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy!

Chocolate Pound Cake

Tate’s Bake Shop Cookbook

1 cup Dutch-processed coco powder
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup salted butter, softened room temperature
2 cups Sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tbsp water

Preheat over to 325º F. Grease a 10″ Bundt pan.

Sift the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder into a small bowl and set aside.

Put the butter and sugar in a bowl. With and electric mixer beat them until they are light and fluffy.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Mix the sour cream and water.

Add the dry ingredients alternately with half of the sour cream mixture in three stages, beginning and ending with the flour mixer and scraping down the sides of the bowl between stages.

Spread the batter into the prepared Bundt pan.

Bake it for 1hr. Remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan. Turn it out into a wire rack to cool completely.

Optional: I added a drizzle of chocolate glaze just for a little pizazz.

Chocolate Glaze

3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tbsp water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine butter, corn syrup and water into small sauce pan bringing to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat then mix in chips until shiny and smooth. Cool slightly then drizzle over cake

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109 Comments

  1. Posted December 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I think my favorite dessert is ice cream. Or cake. Or chocolate. Ugh!! I have no idea. :)

  2. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    My favorite dessert is my grandpa’s chocolate mayonnaise cake. It’s not far off from this recipe, actually. Yum!

  3. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I already like Tate’s bake shop on FB :)

  4. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE tiramisu. I think I can confidently say it’s my favorite dessert.

  5. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I ‘like’ Tate’s on FB.

  6. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    How on earth am I suppose to lose weight if everyone keeps posting delicious sweets?! It looks totally amazing btw. My favorite dessert is absolutely apple pie. I hoard it to myself it’s so good.

  7. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    already like tate’s on fb

  8. Holly H.
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Black Bottom Cupcakes. Chocolate, cream cheese – how can you go wrong?

  9. Holly H.
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m a fan of Tate’s!

  10. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE chocolate pound cake. My grandmother always made it for my sister’s birthday. Yum! Yum!

  11. Tracy
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Favorite dessert? Creme brulee. But I never turn down a scoop of vanilla ice cream, either….

  12. Jackie L.
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I love anything with choclate and peppermint!

  13. Jackie L.
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of Tate’s on FB.

  14. Kelly
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Yum! My favorite dessert is any sort of bar — right now lime bars!

  15. Posted December 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Tate’s ARE good cookies! my favorite dessert? A warm chocolate chip cookie!

  16. MelodyJ
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    I love Vanilla ice cream, Chocolate Cake, Sweet Potato Pie and Oatmeal Cookies. Well if it’s dessert I like it. I have to remember everything in moderation and exercise.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Maureen
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    I love most anything with chocolate but I love love bread pudding with a caramel chocolate glaze.

  18. Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Anything Chocolate! I have a Texas Sheet Cake baking right now!

  19. Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I make a mean Pineapple Upside Down Cake; I can’t make it too often. 1. The kids don’t like pineapple 2. I end up eating their portions.

  20. Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m a proud FB fan of Tate’s….

  21. Theresa
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite dessert usually depends on the time of year, but chocolate cake wins all the time!

  22. Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Permalink
  23. lrkaplan
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    I love cookies………..

  24. Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    my dessert is anything chocolate, so thank you for this recipe! I am excited to try it :)

  25. Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I “Liked” them on FB- and my previous comment was supposed to say my *favorite* dessert. Although sometimes I consider chocolate my dessert :)

  26. whitneys
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I dream about chocolatey, gooey desserts….

  27. Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I have this cookbook too, but have yet to crack it open. Your post reminded me I need to take a gander at it this weekend. Your cake look divine! My favorite dessert is definitely cheesecake! :)

  28. Elizabeth
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I love chocolate bark! I’ve just started making it at home–delicious and fun!

  29. Elizabeth
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m a fan of Tate’s on facebook now!

  30. Steven
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I have to admit, I’ve got a thing for flan.

  31. Steven
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    now a tate’s fan!

  32. Rachel Ann
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    my fav dessert is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!!!

  33. Rachel Ann
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    im a fan of tate on facebook!

  34. Cynthia
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    My favorite dessert is ice cream followed by any type of cheese cake!

  35. Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see I’m not the only one having a SERIOUS chocolate craving, less than a week after the great holiday binge of 2010. I’m not sure there’s any better dessert than chocolate pound cake!

  36. Evelyn
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I dont think I have a favorite I like all desserts.

  37. Jennifer gersch
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    i love cheesecake

  38. Evelyn
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Red Velvet cake.

  39. Evelyn
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I am a fan of Tates on Facebook.

  40. Doreen Flores
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Yummy giveaway !!! My favorite desert is peanut butter cookies !! And/ or chocolate cake with white frosting!!

  41. Elizabeth Frometa
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Cherry pie is my favorite desert. Already fan of Tate’s on FB.

  42. Patti
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    I love all desserts but I think pound cake ….any and all flavors….has to be my favorite. can’t wait to try this recipe for the chocolate one!

  43. Donna Talley
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    My favorite dessert is turtle cheesecake. Nothing better than combining chocolate, caramel and cheesecake.

  44. Patti
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    now a fan of Tate’s on FB :)

  45. Donna Talley
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I “like” Tate’s Bake Shop.

  46. Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    That pound cake looks lovely! If I had to choose one (which is tough), I think my favorite dessert is brownies. Or maybe chocolate chip cookies.

  47. Kathy B.
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

  48. Susan
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    My favorite dessert is coconut cake.

  49. Posted December 31, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    How funny – I had never heard of this company before. Then, my husband brought home a bunch of wonderful cookies and brownies from a client at work – YUM! You made me laugh, by the way, with your comment about your pants hugging you. I know that feeling…

  50. Juanell Mizzell
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite dessert is my Mom’s Orange Slice Cake and I only make it at Christmas. It’s soooo rich!!!

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