“My Heart Pounds For You” Cake With White Chocolate Sauce

Hey guys!
I know that I’ve been a little quiet here and on my social media channels, I’m just so busy and tired. I know, I’m whining, just let me do it for a minute and I’ll be done. I’m drowning in school work, big time. One of my classes is trying to fit 200 years of criminal theory in 4-month semester. So between all the classes, I have an insane amount reading every week, I can barely catch up.
…Ok, I’m almost done whining. I’m barely finding time to cook these days, but I do want to keep you guys satisfied and my guys satisfied. So, I’m sitting here with my eyes half closed writing the recipe for you and I baked this gorgeous pound cake for my boys with a book in my hand. Yes, I love everyone that much!

Before I go on to the recipe, I wanted to share about my little guy’s first school day. I mentioned on Tuesday that he started school and it did not go well. He was upset and cried the whole time. When I picked him up he didn’t want me to put him down. I was upset the whole morning today while he was in school again because he was crying when I was leaving. Good news is, he did better today! It will take him a while to get used to it but he is getting there slowly. When I picked him up he had a big great smile on his face, ran up to me and hugged me! Mommy felt so much better!
Ok…on to the recipe!
“My Heart Pounds For You” Cake With White Chocolate Sauce
(I used the recipe from my Dessert BLT for the pound cake)

Pound Cake:
5 medium eggs, room temperature
4 1/2 tbs of whole milk, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup of sugar
19 tbs of butter

2 1/2 tbs cocoa powder

White Chocolate Sauce:
3 tbs butter
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup of white chocolate chips


Pound Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a heart bunt cake pan (or other shape)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
2. In a bowl of an electric mixer (or in a separate bowl using hand mixer)…sift the flour.

3. Add the sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix the dry ingredients on low for about 30 seconds (until well combined).
4. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low until just combined. Scrape the sides and bottom. Change the speed to medium and beat for about a minute. The batter will start get light and airy.
5. Add the other half of the egg mixture in two batches, beating for about 30 seconds after each addition. The cake batter will be light and fluffy at that point.

6. Take out half the batter and set aside. Add the cocoa powder to the mixing bowl with the remaining batter and mix just until all combined.
7.  Pour the two types of batter simultaneously into the pan, from the opposite sides. Even out the top.
8.  Bake for about 25-27 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (remember to adjust the time for the size of the pan that you are using and do a toothpick test often)

White Chocolate Sauce:

1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan and add the heavy cream and chocolate chips. Cook the sauce on medium-low heat, whisking constantly (using the silicone whisk) until all combined. (You may have to strain the sauce if some of the chips didn’t melt all the way)
2. Pour the white chocolate sauce over the pound cake and serve some on the side.

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  1. I’m glad your son’s day….and I’m assuming yours…..went better! That is a great looking cake, and I bet it tastes even better. Good luck with your classes, and thanks for taking time out from studying to share this recipe with us.

  2. Great photographs! I’m dying for a taste of that cake! So glad the little guy is doing better at school!

  3. This sure is one gorgeous “lovely” sweetheart cake.
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  4. This is such a cute idea and I’m sure it tastes good too! :)
    Only trouble is I don’t have a heart shaped pan (yet) lol.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such an AMAZING cake!
    I LOVE white chocolate and I actually have a new baking pan that might be suitable for this cake
    I’m pinning it

  6. Wow, Lyuba! You have outdone yourself. Your cake looks amazing. I love that you created it in two different colors. (Pinning!) I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

  7. This is so beautiful. You almost hate to eat it. It must be delicious. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. Hi Lyuba,
    What a lovely presentation for your Valentine cake, could I have extra glaze on mine, it looks so good. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. That looks so delish! I’ve got to find one of those cake pans!

  10. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. Your cake looks delicious and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

  11. Yum! That looks delicious!

  12. This is beautiful! I am sure it tast great too! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday – http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/

  13. Such a pretty cake. So glad you were able to squeeze it in.

  14. This is so beautiful and it looks amazing.

  15. This looks so yummy…I love the two-tone cake! :)

  16. Very pretty!

  17. This looks SO awesome! I have a heart pan from WS too that I use every Valentine’s day for a pound cake, but I never thought of your clever tagline, and I love the two tone! Pinning :-)

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  19. Awww, what a sweet treat. I love that cake pan too, the cake turned out gorgeous.

    If you don’t mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

  20. Looks Delicious and Beautiful! Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts party..following you now on FB!

  21. Yum Lyuba! Another beautiful recipe!

  22. Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous, love the sound of the white chocolate sauce too!

  23. Gorgeous cake Lyuba! And good news about your son! The first day is always the hardest on everyone isn’t it? And sorry you are tired, thank heavens you found the energy to make us this cake! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  24. I’m so glad your son had a better day at school! So hard!

    Your cake is so beautiful! :)

  25. Holy yum…this looks absolutely delicious! First days are the worst, but it only gets better! Hugs!

  26. It’s so hard to watch your kids have anxiety over school…so sorry!! Glad it sounds like he’s on the up & up! On the other hand, this is quite possibly the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen…WOW!! You are such a talented baker…I’m always amazed by your creations.

  27. this looks amazing! I love white chocolate anything!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you’ll join in again on Saturday.

  28. Lyuba, this looks so amazing! I’m sure your little man will keep getting better and better about school. I thought my little one would never want to leave my presence. She had to be with me every waking second of the day. Now, she can’t wait to go to Mother’s Day Out. She loves it. Hopefully, you will get ahead in your schoolwork. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. Awe poor little guy! I am glad he did better the next day! And what a gorgeous looking cake!!! I love that pan!

  30. Oh, poor Mama and little boy! It’s heartbreaking when our kiddos are sad. Glad to hear he’s doing better and you too. :) Your recipe looks soooo gooooood! I love the drizzle and strawberries and the cake….I love it all!! Great job!

  31. This looks amazing, I love the two tone sides (I need me one of those pans!), flavours and colours. And that white chocolate sauce? I’ll book my plane ticket now!

    I’m digging so much I’m featuring them on my blog tonight.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  32. Hello, I was wondering what you put in the middle of the cake.
    Was it only strawberries or something else with it?


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