Chocolate Pound Cake

This Chocolate Pound Cake is light and tender with just the right amount of sweetness. It's the perfect little afternoon treat or an elegant dessert. 

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 80
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 227 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 595 grams sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 404 grams all-purpose flour
  • 18 grams cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F (160 C) and butter and flour your 10-inch bundt pan. Set aside
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs in one at a time and then mix in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and give it another mix to make sure everything's blended.
  3. Sift together your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add a third of your dry ingredients, half of your milk, another third of the dry ingredients, the rest of the milk, and then the last of the dry ingredients, mixing each addition in completely before adding the next.
  4. Give your batter one last mix with a rubber spatula to make sure everything is evenly incorporated. Transfer your batter to your waiting bundt pan and make sure the batter is spread evenly.
  5. Bake for about an hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then turn your cake out onto your favorite cake plate. Add garnish as desired.


Keywords: Cake, Chocolate

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