Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake

This deep, dark chocolate pound cake with a hint of coffee is a chocolate lover’s dream!

30 min.prep time 1:50total time
12 servings
353 Ratings

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
3 (2-ounce) bars Nestle® Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

1 (2-ounce) bar Nestle® Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 10-inch Bundt® pan. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in small bowl. Set aside.

Bring water and coffee granules to boil in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add 3 bars (6 ounces) baking chocolate; stir until smooth.

Combine sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Increase speed to high. Add eggs; beat 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture alternately with chocolate mixture until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt 1 bar (2 ounces) baking chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar alternately with water until desired glazing consistency. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drizzle cooled cake with glaze; sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Recipe and image courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 550

Fat: 29g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 71g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 7g

Recipe #11311©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I MADE THIS CAKE TONIGHT AND WAS SKEPTICAL WHEN THE BATTER WAS THIN--HOWEVER IT COOKED UP BEAUTIFUL AND WITH THE GLAZE IT WAS WONDERFUL!! I WILL USE THIS RECIEPE OFTEN!!
A chocolate lovers dream come true. I absolutely love this cake!
Wonderful aroma, excellent taste. I used Baker's unsweetened chocolate, since that is what I had on hand.

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