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Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

You'll find this cake is good with ice cream, but that it's also delicate enough to serve small pieces for a tea. My husband served in the military, and we spent 22 years moving around before "retiring" here. He's been a high school teacher, and I've been a wedding consultant. Now we're retiring again so we can have more time to spend with our two daughters and four granddaughters in the Midwest. "Grandpa" is looking forward to some good fishing!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 8 milk chocolate bars without nuts (1.55 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. In a saucepan, melt chocolate with water over low heat. Mixture will begin to harden.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in nuts if desired.
  • 3. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan or fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 353 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Pound Cake

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bendersue1156 User ID: 4350656 220333
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I made this pound cake for work at one time and it has been requested for our Valentine's Day snacks this year, again. It is great as it is!"

ksupey User ID: 2500901 35228
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Everyone loved this cake (even all the kids I made it for)! Pair it with some vanilla ice cream, or whip cream. Delicious!!!"

fruitsofthespirit9 User ID: 4536772 9199
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I make this pound cake all the time and simply love it:) It is my favorite pound cake recipe!"

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