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Chocolate Pound Cake

Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake! It has the texture of velvet and the flavor or rich milk chocolate!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Pound Cake
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


  • Preheat oven to 325 ° F. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine and sift flour, baking powder, and cocoa. 
  • 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.
  • 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.