Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins
  • Yield: 1tube pan or two loaves
  • About This Recipe

    “Some of my fondest memories are of my mom baking this cake usually on a Saturday morning.I now enjoy baking it and sharing it with my family.Hope you enjoy it too.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbbutter
  • 1/2 cupshortening
  • 3cupssugar
  • 5eggs
  • 3cupssifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 cupcocoa
  • 1 1/4 cupsmilk
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • Directions

  • Cream butter and shortening together in large bowl.
  • Gradually add sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa together.
  • Gradually add to butter and shortening mixture.
  • Add milk and vanilla.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes in greased and floured pans.
  • Makes 2 loaves or 1 tube pan.
  • Reviews

  • “Excellent!!Heavy, dense but very moist.Wish I could give it more than 5 stars.Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe. “

  • “Lovely! A very good cake! Wem loved this!”

  • “Kind of like a dried out, less chocolatly brownie. I had high hopes for this but I doubt it will get all eaten :(“

  • “Great pound cake, easy to make and great results.I modified it slightly using one cup of whole wheat flour and 2 cups all purpose. Makes two large loaves, took 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake.”

  • “Outstanding pound cake! Very easy to prepare, and everyone wanted the recipe. Absolutely delicious!”

  • “After I made this and let it cool,I tasted a piece and thought there wasn’t much of a flavor to it.But as Chef Marg,had said it tasted better the next day,and it does :).So, if you are going to make this cake,make it the day before you want to serve it.The flavors seem to blend better when it sits overnight.Thank you for posting.”

  • “EXCELLENT CAKE…easy, wonderful recipe!THANKS CF….this is one is a HUGE winner at my house!”

  • “We absolutely adore this pound cake recipe.It is nice and moist and doesn’t even need a topping!Excellent, thanks for sharing here!”

  • “I used this recipe again this morning. I baked the cakes in 2 loaf pans and when they were cool, I sliced them lengthwise. I layered the cakes with choc mouse and choc ganache and frosted them with choc buttercream frosting. This was for a coffe gathering this morning. It was soooooooooooooooooooooo decadent and rich and sooo good! What a hit! Very easy recipe to make a bakery quality (far better) treat. Try it for company! Thanks! “

  • “I made this for my chocolate-lovin’ son’s fiance. I increased the baking powder by 1/2 teaspoon and used whole milk, then baked it in a tube pan, it took just less than 1 hour to bake in my convection air-bake oven, I cooled it and topped it with chocolate glaze. I also added in some mini chocolate chips… she really loved this cake, thanks so much for posting this wonderful recipe Anita!… Kittencal:)”

  • “A nice pound cake but not as dense or as moist as I like them. We noticed those qualities were better on the second day so I recommend making it the day before you need to serve it.”

  • “Wonderful recipe.Easy to make.”

  • “I made this cake over the weekend to bring to a friends house…. Outstanding classic tasting chocolate pound cake, simple and easy. It was almost gone before we left! I used dutch processed cocoa, unsalted butter and unbleached cake flour…”

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