Stupid-Easy Recipe for Chocolate Pound Cake (#1 Top-Rated)


Soft, slightly tangy pound cake gets a deep chocolate makeover in this recipe. It’s delicious whether you eat it plain or pair it with fresh fruit and ice cream.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Chocolate Pound Cake.

1. Info for Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 308.99 kcal

2. Ingredients for Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened, at room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.2 Prep

Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

Place the butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the ingredients together on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for 15-20 seconds after each egg has been added, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the mixture is combined. Add the sour cream and mix to combine well.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into the bowl. Beat the mixture on low, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until it becomes a smooth, thick batter. Add the chocolate chips and mix until they are distributed, about 15 seconds.

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.

3.3 Oven

Bake the cake on middle rack of oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60-75 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that cake is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Prep

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes. To release, run a butter knife between the edge of the cake and the pan. Turn the cake out onto a large plate.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cake to cool for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.


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