Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe
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5 Reviews
This deep, dark chocolate pound cake with a hint of coffee is a chocolate lover’s dream!
30 min
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
12 servings

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
6 ounces
unsweetened baking chocolate, broken into pieces
2 cups
sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
vanilla
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs

Glaze

2 ounces
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

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 10-inch Bundt® pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in bowl. Set aside.
  3. Bring water and coffee granules to boil in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add 6 ounces baking chocolate; stir until smooth.
  4. Combine sugar, butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; beat at high speed 5 minutes. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with chocolate mixture, beating at low speed, until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes.
  6. Melt 2 ounces baking chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. 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 Tips

Recipe and image courtesy of NESTLÉ® USA.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
550
Cholesterol
100mg
Carbohydrates
71g
Protein
7g
Fat
29g
Sodium
350mg
Dietary Fiber
5g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have looked for this recipe for a long time,imade it as a teenager in the 60s.thanks so much,i thought it was lost.it is the best cake ever!!!!!!!

Rating

Very rich and decadent. I used bittersweet chocolate morsels and reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup. I also used coffee in the glaze instead of water. Excellent! Will add to favorites book to make regularly for the chocolate lovers in the family.

Rating

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!!

Rating

A chocolate lovers dream come true. I absolutely love this cake!

Rating

Wonderful aroma, excellent taste. I used Baker's unsweetened chocolate, since that is what I had on hand.

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