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Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

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Take out your Bundt pan and preheat the oven to 350°! We are about to make a Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Fudge Glaze! 


Easy and delicious Chocolate Pound Cake recipe made from scratch. Cocoa powder and milk make this pound cake recipe decadent and delicious. #poundcake #chocolate #chocolatepoundcake #cake #madefromscratch #Bundtcake

Chocolate desserts are the answer to a whole lot of life’s problems. It may not solve the problem but it at least helps you feel a little bit better. Did you know that 75% of chocolate candy purchased is by men buying it for women? 

One of our family’s favorite recipes is my Mom’s chocolate cake with fudge icing which appears by request on most holidays. For those who want more cake and less icing, I developed this Chocolate Pound Cake and drizzled it with my Homemade Fudge!

Ingredients

Directions

I use a Bundt pan which has been in my kitchen for more years than I can remember. This one is very similar to mine. When you buy good tools, they will last you forever. Spending a few extra bucks can actually save you money in the long run.

1

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Then set aside.

Grease and flour your cake pan and preheat the oven to 350°.

It is still my preference to grease and flour cake pans. I have found it to be the best way to keep the cake from sticking to the pan. I use shortening for the greasing process.

2

Add shortening and butter into a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until creamy.

3

Gradually add sugar, pouring it in slowly while the mixer continues to blend the ingredients.

4

Add the eggs one at a time while the mixer is still beating the batter.

5

Add the dry ingredients to the batter mixture alternately with milk beginning and ending with flour. Continue to mix at low speed while you are adding the dry ingredients.

Tip

It is best to add your dry ingredients a little at a time to avoid blowback. Experience is the best teacher.~wink

6

Add the chocolate extract and allow to mix for another minute.

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7

Pour your chocolate cake batter into a 9 or 10-inch Bundt pan or tub pan which has been greased and floured.

Bake at 350° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Oven temperatures vary. The cake is done when a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cool the cake

Cool your Chocolate bundt cake in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes then remove it from the pan and cool it completely on a wire rack.

Glaze your Chocolate Pound Cake

Glaze this cake with my super easy made-from-scratch Chocolate Fudge Recipe.

Pour that scrumptious Chocolate Glaze over the top of this chocolate bundt cake. Put on some coffee and invite some friends over!

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Cherries and chocolate go together like peanut butter and jelly! Be sure to have a jar of cherries on hand when you bake this decadent Chocolate Pound Cake made so you can decorate it pretty.

Your family and friends deserve a cherry with every slice!

Easy and delicious Chocolate Pound Cake recipe made from scratch. Cocoa powder and milk make this pound cake recipe decadent and delicious. #poundcake #chocolate #chocolatepoundcake #cake #madefromscratch #Bundtcake
Homemade Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudge Glaze

This Chocolate Pound Cake recipe is an easy cake recipe. It’s just a matter of mixing the simple ingredients and pouring them into the pan. There are no extra steps and because it is a Bundt cake, there is only one pan!

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Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Easy and delicious Chocolate Pound Cake recipe made from scratch. Cocoa powder and milk make this pound cake recipe decadent and delicious. #poundcake #chocolate #chocolatepoundcake #cake #madefromscratch #Bundtcake

A light chocolate pound cake drizzled with a homemade chocolate glaze will satisfy any chocolate crazing.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3 Cups granulated sugar (I use Dixie Crystal)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ Cup cocoa
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 tsp. chocolate extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Beat shortening and butter on medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy.
  3. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time while continuing to beat.
  5. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk beginning and ending with flour.
  6. Mix at low speed after each addition.
  7. Stir in the chocolate extract.
  8. Pour batter into a 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan or tub pan which has been greased and floured.
  9. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Oven temperatures vary. Cake is done when a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  11. Pour Chocolate Glaze over top of cake. Put on some coffee and invite some friends over!

USE OUR EASY CHOCOLATE FUDGE RECIPE TO GLAZE THE CAKE. Click her for the recipe

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 584Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 141mgSodium 289mgCarbohydrates 78gFiber 2gSugar 50gProtein 8g

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Updated 12-6-2022

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9 Comments

  1. I am just home from the hospital in which I had nothing to eat or drink for several days. I knew when I got home..one of the several,pound cake recipes I had pinned to try was gonna get made! This recipe was chosen..and it had to be divine intervention. The cake is fabulous..I only did 2 things differently. First I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the cake..just because I believe it enhances the chocolate flavor…and the second was…my half and half was out of date so I could not make your fudge glaze.. so I topped my cake with a chocolate ganache! Which seems the best sub I could find. We also were lucky in that we had churn our own vanilla bean ice cream one day last week and the whole churn full was stashed away in my freezer.. another divine intervention.? I am sure. This recipe is a keeper 110% sure. Do have one quick question. I think next time I am gonna use butter flavor Crisco..do you for see that being an issue? Thank you for sharing this!!!

    1. Scott, I have never tried using Butter Flavor Crisco in a cake but I’m game. Let me know how you like it when you do that. I’d like to know. So glad you enjoyed the cake. I’m sure the Ganache was just as fabulous as the Homemade fudge! What could be better than chocolate cake after a hospital stay!

  2. I’m making the cake this week to take to a family reunion. It looks delicious! I have one question and it is do you sift your flour before measuring? I’m from the old school of thought that flour needs to be sifted before measuring.

    Thank you and I look forward to your response.

  3. I will try the recipe soon. I’m not sure if I’m missing something – but I don’t see the recipe for the Chocolate glaze.
    Please advise.

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