A deeply chocolate, moist and tender Chocolate Pound Cake recipe perfect for any family celebration or party.
Happy early birthday to my hubby Frederick! Tomorrow is his special day, and I am baking up a favorite of his: chocolate cake. Every year since I started my blog I have shared a chocolate cake for his birthday. It is sort of a tradition now that I actually look forward to.
This year I decided to steer clear of the traditional layer cake I have made quite a few years in a row.
This was quite a sophisticated treat that tasted better and better as time went on. The chocolate flavor was intense just as it should be. The texture of the chocolate pound cake was perfectly moist and tender. It melted in my mouth. It was also the perfect sponge for a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a few beautiful raspberries to add color.
I think this would be a great potluck or tailgating treat as well since pound cakes carry so well and don’t require a lot of hoopla. Sometimes the simplest treat is really the very best.
P.S. Happy Birthday to my love who is really the most supportive and loving husband I could have ever asked for. What a blessing you have been to my life! I’m so grateful I get to live my life with you by my side. Now let’s eat some cake!
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Chocolate Pound Cake
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup butter softened
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate melted and cooled
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set pan aside.
- In a very large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, butter, and cooled chocolate. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Use a knife to cut a zigzag pattern through batter to break up any large air bubbles.
- Bake in a 350 degree F for 1 hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.