This Moist Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Would Make Grandma Proud by Chef Gigi

This Moist Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe Would Make Grandma Proud

Rich, moist and absolutely irresistible. No, you don't want to lose this easy chocolate pound cake recipe. This is not your grandma’s pound cake, but she’ll be proud after tasting it!

To make this moist chocolate pound cake you will need just a few pantry ingredients. Nothing fancy! Here is your shopping list for this chocolate cake: cocoa powder, cake flour, baking powder, kosher salt, butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, eggs and milk. 

Enjoy this easy chocolate pound cake recipe as a snack or for dessert with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Delish!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 to 65 minutes
Total Time: 75 to 85 minutes
Servings: 10 (makes 1 loaf)


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Recipe Notes

  • To bring eggs to room temperature faster, put them in a bowl of warm water.

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the boiling water into the cocoa powder a little at a time making a lump-free paste until the cocoa powder has dissolved and is smooth. Cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. With stand or hand mixer, beat butter until pale and smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and beat, on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape bottom and sides of bowl as needed. Beat in the cooled cocoa mixture.
  5. On low speed, add the flour mixture alternating with the milk. Mix only until combined. (Do not overmix!)
  6. Fill the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center just comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes. Run a knife around the inside of the pan to remove the cake. Peel off parchment paper, re-invert and cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 364

Total Fat: 21g

Saturated Fat: 12.8g

Cholesterol: 123mg

Sodium: 277mg

Total Carbohydrate: 41.1g

Dietary Fiber: 1.3g

Total Sugars: 25.4g

Protein: 5.2g

Vitamin D: 20mcg

Calcium: 44mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 106mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I want this for breakfast, topped with your ganache, Chef Gigi Gaggero!
Dieter Schmitz
Yummy Gigi Gaggero! Chocolate in any form is wunderbar!

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