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!


************** 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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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.


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

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

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

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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…

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

  15. My favorite dessert is a pecan bar and if you’ve never had one from Tate’s then you need to right now! They have a few varieties like lemon and raspberry as well, but the pecan is the one I like.

  16. Chocolate Chip refrigerator cake, oh yes the one with Kaluha! As a matter of fact I am making it again for a brunch this Sunday! Very yummy!!!!

  17. My fave dessert is definitely mango mousse cake, it is just so deliciously sweet and creamy it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! 🙂

  18. My mother makes a dessert called a Pretzel Torte — cheeries, cream cheese, crushed pretzels and the like — I could eat it every day!

  19. My favorite dessert is warm peanut butter cookies. or fresh apple pie with soy ice cream. or espresso gelato. or buttermilk pie. I can’t choose!

  20. I would have to say that my favorite dessert is warm peach cobbler made with buttermilk=)

  21. I am so gonna make that cake this afternoon. It will be my favorite for today. “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.” And that’s why!

  22. My Favorite is Black Majic Cake… it’s for when you need that extra chocolate in your life….

  23. My favorite cake is “chocolate on chocolate”. And I’m already a Tate’s fan on FB! Thanks!

  24. Don’t have a favorite. I love almost everything sweet! But over the holidays, I have enjoyed pumpkin pie the most.

  25. I love warm choc cake and vanilla ice cream. I made this choc pound cake tonight…and my entire family went nuts over it!! 🙂

  26. My favorite dessert is brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Your pound cake looks so good…I will have to make it soon!

  27. Wendy you make me giggle and smile with delight. You are too funny! Happy New Year to you and I’m glad you started the year off with a Chocolate Pound Cake because it’s beautiful.
    Let’s see, favorite dessert??….do cinnamon rolls count? Seriously those are my biggest weakness and I would (and could) eat them for both breakfast and dessert.
    Thanks for the giveaway my friend. Hoping to see you in 2011. All the best!

  28. one of my favorite desserts is jello pop cake or jello poke cake as some may call it. yum!oh!

  29. This looks delicious! How come I haven’t gotten to taste a wee bite of it? Guess I’ll have to make my own!

    Are we at 100 yet?

  30. Wow…that looks good. Cake has to be my favorite. There is something soothing about a freshly baked, soft cake with lots of icing.

  31. Who wouldn’t Fave his Cake YUMMY NUMMY. I did and I am also going to try it. Forget the Diet I am On right now lol. Oh it looks so Good. So YES I did Fav it. And THANK YOU for sharing.

  32. YES I am a Tate’s Bake Shop Fan Who couldn’t or wouldn’t Be. Again Thank You VERY MUCH For sharing this wonderful Recipe W/All of Us.

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