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Deep-Fried Chocolate Pound Cake

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Hard

Prep time: 7 hours

Cook time: 120 minutes

Servings: 12



Deep-Fried Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 2 cups corn flakes, finely crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • The Bag Lady's Favorite Chocolate Pound Cake
  • oil, for frying
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling
  • chocolate syrup, for drizzling
  • whipped cream, for serving
  • maraschino cherries, for serving

The Bag Lady's Favorite Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Deep-Fried Chocolate Pound Cake

Mix cereal, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Divide equally between 2 pie plates or other shallow containers. Beat 2 eggs with water in another pie plate or shallow bowl. Cut pound cake into bite-sized square pieces. Press each square in cereal mixture and press coating into cake. Dip coated square in egg wash, then roll in second container of cereal mixture. Again press coating onto cake.

Freeze coated cake squares on a waxed paper lined baking sheet until solid, 4 to 6 hours. Deep-fry frozen coated cake squares for 45 seconds. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Serve with whipped cream and a cherry.


The Bag Lady's Favorite Chocolate Pound Cake

Special equipment: 10-inch bundt pan

Preheat oven to 325 °F.

Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa and set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and 3 cups sugar until fluffy. Add 5 eggs, 1 at a time, and mix well after each addition. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 45 minutes, or until cake is done.

Remove from oven and allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto cake plate and serve.