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Mom's Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Mom's Chocolate Pound Cake

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"This was one of my favorite things to make when I learned to bake. My mom made this when we were little and it was a real treat to have this as a decadent coffee cake. This is good without any topping, but I have tried a variety of things on the top: melted chocolate frosting, powdered sugar or glaze made from powdered sugar and milk."

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Original recipe makes 1 10-inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Thoroughly grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the melted margarine, sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat the flour mixture into the margarine mixture with an electric mixer set on Low until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cake forms a crust and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before removing pan, then allow cake to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 12, 2011

LOVE this cake! My son volunteered me to make a couple of cakes for his school's cake walk fundraiser and I decided to give this one a test before making it for the school. It was by far one of the easiest cakes I have ever made and it is delicious! The only draw back (if you consider it one) is that once I put it on the table for the family to try it was gone in less than five minutes. It was a huge hit and my husband is having me take one up to his work today for him and his co-workers. I am sure it will be a big hit at the cake walk and has become a family favorite!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2011

I hate giving negative reviews but I feel like I have to on this one. I am a professional cake designer so I know my way around cake. This cake had a strange texture and was very heavy but not in a good way! The chocolate flavor was very lacking. My two year old wouldn't even eat this cake. I will stick with my own chocolate pound cake recipe. Sorry!


14 Ratings

Mar 30, 2011

Excellent recipe! My first successful Bundt cake. The author is not kidding about greasing the fluted pan liberally. I used shortening and flour, make sure to get in all the creases. I ended up using buttermilk because I had precisely one cup left. I also used BAKERS squares as I did not have powdered cocoa. Both easy conversions to the original recipe simply by reducing the butter a bit. (3 Tb in my case). It is also true that the cake does not need frosting. I simply drizzled the 'Chocolate Glaze I' on top for fun. Yummy cake! Thanks for posting!

Mar 28, 2011

i got excited......and I'm two eggs short. I'll make this bad boy tomorrow. But that's my guess.........CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE!!!!!

Apr 01, 2011

This sounds sooo yummy. It takes coffee cake to the next level!

Feb 09, 2012

I am sorry, but I didn't like this cake at all. It had really unappealing consistency and flavor.

Jun 18, 2011

I wasn't a big fan of this recipe (sorry!). The chocolate flavour is definitely weak and it wasn't as moist as other pound cakes I've made. I followed it as written.

May 09, 2011

This cake is moist and delicious! I added coconut and pecans to the batter then frosted it with a German Chocolate cake frosting also on this site and it was wonderful, however this cake really needs no frosting. A dusting of powdered sugar for looks will do.


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  • Calories
  • 444 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 335 mg
  • 13%

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

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