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Chocolate and vanilla pound cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Chocolate and vanilla pound cake


For the sponge cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Beat thoroughly until mixture becomes fluffy.
  • Remove mixer’s bowl from stand, add the flour and gently fold with a spatula.
  • Grease a 20x30 cm baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper.
  • Add the mixture and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven, allow to cool and cover with a kitchen towel.

For the chocolate cake

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter cut into small cubes and sugar. Beat until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  • Lower mixer’s speed, add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each addition to become completely incorporated before adding the next. Beat until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Remove mixer’s bowl from stand, mix well with a spatula. Add the orange zest, vanilla extract and boiling water. Mix and set aside.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, cocoa powder and finely chopped couverture. Mix.
  • Transfer mixture to mixer’s bowl with the butter and eggs. Add the salt and beat until completely combined.
  • Grease a 10x30 cm baking pan with butter and dust with cocoa powder. Add half of the cake batter.
  • Spread strawberry jam over the sponge cake and roll. Transfer to baking pan, press down on the cake roll and cover with remaining cake batter.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, on a high oven rack.

For the buttercream

  • Beat the butter and icing sugar in a mixer, starting off with a low speed and gradually increasing speed until mixture is light and fluffy.

To serve

  • Remove cake from baking pan and spread buttercream all over the surface of the cake.
  • Decorate with chocolate decorations, berries, strawberries, mint, cocoa powder and icing sugar.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
40 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
59 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
120 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
36 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
81 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
16 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
5 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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