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Loaf of Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Dark and rich, this Chocolate Pound Cake is any chocolate lover’s dream.  A dense chocolate cake has dark chocolate chips throughout and then is topped with a dark chocolate glaze.





  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup hot coffee
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk or water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and hot coffee until the cocoa powder has dissolved.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing for 1 minute after each addition. Mix in the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Very carefully mix in the coffee/chocolate mixture until combined. Add in the buttermilk, then fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in the salt and then the vanilla. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of milk, then continue to add the liquid until the glaze reaches the desired consistency.
  7. When the cake is cooled, pour the glaze over the top of the cake. Let the cake sit for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes:

very slightly adapted from Homemade Decadence

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Sodium: 241 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 13 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 72 mg

Keywords: chocolate pound cake