Chocolate Chip And Cherry Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip And Cherry Pound Cake Recipe

I had this idea for a pound cake several weeks ago. I wrote the idea down on a scrap piece of paper and then kept shifting it around on my kitchen counter tops, from here to there and there to here, not wanting to throw it out least I forget to make this cake.

Yesterday I finally did and I'm happy to say that my kitchen counter top is now short one less recipe scrap of paper. Progress :)
Makes 12 slices at approximately 200 calories per slice

6 tablespoons butter, softened (I always use salted)
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup Stevia (zero calorie sweetener)
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 large egg whites, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pure coconut extract
1 cup Greek yogurt (0% fat)
2 1/4 cup cake flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 1/2 tablespoons fat free evaporated milk
2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup frozen cherries, roughly chopped

-Prepare a loaf pan by lightly spraying it with cooking spray.
-Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
-In a large bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl with a hand mixer, blend the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (this will take several minutes)
-Add the Stevia, eggs and the egg whites to the butter and sugar and blend until just combined.
-Switch to a wooden spoon or scraper.
-Add in the vanilla, coconut extract and Greek yogurt and blend.
-In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking soda and salt.
-Stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture making sure to incorporate all the ingredients.
-Remove about 1/3 of the batter and place it in a small bowl.
-Add the cocoa powder, evaporated milk and chopped cherries to the 1/3 cup of batter and mix well to combine.
-Add the chocolate chips to the remaining 2/3's cup plain batter and mix well to combine.
-Add almost all of the chocolate chip batter evenly into the bottom of the loaf pan, reserving about 1 cup to add to the top.
-Top that layer with the entire chocolate cherry batter making sure to spread it evenly on top.
-Drop dollops of the chocolate chip batter on top of the chocolate cherry mix and swirl with a knife to even and marble the loaf.
-Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
-Cool on a wire rack for about 20 minutes and then remove the loaf from the pan and continue cooling on the rack until completely cooled.
-Serve and enjoy!!!

Chocolate Chip And Cherry Pound Cake Recipe

Until we eat again, I hope you've enjoyed this recipe and will come back often! There is always something wonderful happening in my Kudos Kitchen!

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