This Chocolate Pound Cake is a rich and decadent dessert that combines the dense, buttery texture of a classic pound cake with the indulgent flavor of chocolate. Perfect for chocolate lovers, this cake is great for special occasions or as a treat to enjoy any time.


For the Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Chocolate shavings or sprinkles for decoration


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or two 9×5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s) and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To make the chocolate glaze, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until the chocolate and butter are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. Garnish with chocolate shavings or sprinkles if desired.
  11. Allow the glaze to set before slicing and serving the cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 450-500
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60-70 minutes


  • Serves: 12-16

This Chocolate Pound Cake is an exquisite dessert that is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving. Its rich flavor and moist texture make it a perfect cake for celebrations or as a special treat to accompany your coffee or tea. Enjoy the deep, chocolatey goodness in every slice!

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