Chocolate Pound Cake

Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake! It has the texture of velvet and the flavor or rich milk chocolate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Pound Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) salted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups (600g) granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (281g) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cups (64 g) cocoa


  1. Preheat oven to 325 ° F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add vanilla.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine and sift flour, baking powder, and cocoa. 

  5. Add about half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat well. Add remaining flour mixture and beat well (about 2 minutes). You can also do this in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment.

  6. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done. Use a toothpick to test at 55 minutes. If the toothpick is removed *mostly* clean, the cake is done. 

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