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Chocolate Pound Cake

An easy chocolate pound cake that's moist, dense and packed with chocolate flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 479 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces milk chocolate finely chopped
  • cup boiling water
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs at room temperature


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 8½x4½-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, place the cocoa powder and chocolate. Pour the boiling water over the cocoa and chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted and there are dry streaks of cocoa powder. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, both sugars, vanilla and the chocolate mixture on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Give the batter a final stir by hand using a rubber spatula (the batter may look a little curdled).
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and gently tap the pan on the counter to release air bubbles. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving, about 2 hours. The cake should be wrapped in plastic wrapped and stored at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 338mg15%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.