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Chocolate Pound Cake I Recipe

Chocolate Pound Cake I

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"This was my mother's recipe. You may eat it as is or put a fudge frosting on it."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9-10 inch tube pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter or margarine, shortening, and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt mixing batter until light and creamy.
  3. Add 1cup flour and the baking powder to egg butter mixture. Stir until just combined. Then add 1/2 cup milk stirring until combined. Continue alternating flour and milk, ending with flour.
  4. Stir in cocoa and mix well. Place batter in a greased and floured tube pan that has been lined with greased and floured baking parchment paper.
  5. Bake in a preheated 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) oven for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  6. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes. Then remove cake from its pan and let cool on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2005

This was very good. My cake was moist and perfect. I made the following changes though: I didn't have enough sugar, so I subbed 2 c Splenda and 1 c brown sugar. Also, the cake was done in 1 hr, 15 min. Adding 15 more minutes to the cake would have made it too dry I think-- just watch in your oven the first time. I frosted it with some melted chocolate chips that I thinned with a bit of evaporated milk. Next time, I think I will stir the cocoa in with the flour-- it might be a bit easier to combine with the batter then stirring it in the last minute. Might try some differant extract flavors instead of the vanilla-- orange, raspberry, or almond would all be good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2003

I thought the recipe was pretty bad. For a pound cake you always expect a rich, moist cake. This was neither.


43 Ratings

Jun 21, 2003

I used this recipe to make a friend's wedding cake, and it was a hit!! A delicious moist cake with just the right density. I left out the cocoa and added lemon extract to make a white layer as well, and have been asked to supply one for a party! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 21, 2005

Wonderful chocolate pound cake, my family really enjoyed it in a bundt cake form with chocolate frosting drizzled over it. The cake was moist and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Jun 17, 2003

This is the closest recipe I have ever found to my husband's grandmothers! He said it taste just like hers, which is a huge compliment! I've been trying to get her to teach me how to make it before the recipe is lost forever, but she's one of those cooks who doesn't measure anything, so it is really hard to pin down the actual measurements. Thank you so much for submitting this recipe. I tried mixing together the powdered sugar, cocoa and heavy cream like someone suggested and it turned into whipped cream instead. (I guess I stirred it a little too much!) But this cake does not need anything!! Thanks again!

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe was wonderful, I made it on Valentine's Day, added some fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce on the plate and the kids and husband loved it! I iced it with a mixture of cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, and heavy cream while it was still warm and let it soak into the cake. YUM!

Jan 27, 2008

I had a recipe similar to this years ago and misplaced it. I am glad I stumbled upon this one. It is one of the only ones I found that does not call for the addition of coffee. (call me crazy) I do not enjoy the flavor of chocolate and coffee. This is a moist cake (careful do not overbake) with a nice texture. I do make a chocolate glaze and pour over the top, very chocolatey.

Jul 23, 2008

Well, here it is, 23 July 2008, hurricane Dolly is headed for our Texas coast. Thank goodness we are not getting the direct hit. My sixteen year old wants a chocolate pound cake, I made this one and it was wonderful comfort food in our time of need<><


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  • Calories
  • 505 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.6 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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