Moist & Rich Chocolate Pound Cake

Calling all chocolate lovers! An easy to make, deliciously moist chocolate pound cake topped with even more deep rich chocolate! You’ll be licking your plate to get every last crumb!

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These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of fun and a bit hectic catching up after being away. I went to visit my sister in Michigan and I don’t think we stopped the whole week I was there. We had a great time catching up, it’s been over a year since I’ve seen her, and taking our walks along the bluff. (I’m lucky because she likes walking as much as I do!) It would be hard to find a more picturesque spot in Michigan than this, overlooking beautiful Silver Beach & Lake Michigan.

St Joseph bluff

We also got her husband’s convertible so we could travel the wine trails. We try to hit a different one each time I visit and this one was through the Coloma area. Rolling hills of vines and little traffic, a nice change from busy South Florida, friendly people, interesting wine and even a side trip to do a chocolate tasting. You have got to hit the Chocolate Factory if you are in the area. I think I gained a few pounds just from the tasting.

St. Joseph Wine Trail

We even squeezed in a quick trip to Chicago so we could investigate a great place called Eataly. It’s a huge market of imported Italian wines, olive oils, pastas and breads with small restaurants featuring all the best Italy has to offer including luscious desserts and excellent coffees.

Eataly Chicago

Lastly there was a visit to the town’s Farmer’s Market. A highlight for both of us as we share a love of cooking and so enjoy being able to use fresh fruits and vegetables in our meals. I have to tell you, I’m a little jealous of their market with so much fresh produce and it all looks ten times better than what I get in Florida. Wish I could have brought some home with me. 🙁

St Joseph Farmers Market

OK, enough about my good time up in beautiful, and cooler than Florida, Michigan and on to the recipe for today. This comes to you courtesy of my sister. She made a beautiful and rich Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze for my visit and it was out of this world delicious! And, bonus for me, I got to take some pictures in her pretty garden.

Hope you enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Chocolate lovers will adore this easy to make, deliciously moist chocolate pound cake topped with even more chocolate! You'll be licking your plate to get every last crumb!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate cake, chocolate pound cake, pound cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 531 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus some for flouring pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 6 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring water and coffee granules to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in baking chocolate until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Continue to beat while adding in vanilla and eggs. Beat for 5 minutes. Turn mixer to lower speed and add in flour mixture alternately with chocolate-coffee mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared bundt pan and place in oven for 50-60 minutes. Cake is done when wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for half an hour, remove and let cool completely on wire rack. Place on serving plate and drizzle with chocolate glaze.
  6. While cake is baking, prepare glaze.
  7. In small saucepan, melt chocolate with butter over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Alternately stir in confectioner's sugar and water until desired glaze consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 266mg11%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Moist & Rich Chocolate Pound Cake


  • Reply
    03/17/2019 at 8:18 am

    5 stars
    Delicious cake! Made it for my husband’s birthday.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/17/2019 at 12:06 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s my go-to for chocolate lovers.

  • Reply
    Leda Wolitzky
    08/20/2018 at 10:58 am

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to make it! All the bars of unsweetened baking chocolate I have found are 4oz not 6. Obviously I can buy more than 3 bars, to make up the difference but wanted to confirm it wasn’t a typo first. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/23/2018 at 11:06 am

      I just checked with my sister on this one and she said that it’s actually a total of 6-oz for the cake. This recipe was written decades ago and translating it to modern chocolate baking bars was a little shaky as you can tell. The total for the entire cake is 8-oz so 2 packages of baking chocolate will do it. Thanks for catching that!

  • Reply
    02/16/2018 at 11:27 pm

    Why water and not milk?

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      02/17/2018 at 2:00 pm

      Milk can be used but my mom always thought water worked best in helping the chocolate flavor to shine through.

  • Reply
    08/05/2015 at 1:13 pm

    Your trip sounds like so much fun! I could totally be down for hitting up wine trails and Chicago. 😉 And this pound cake? Delicious! I haven’t had a chocolate pound cake in a long time. I think it’s about time I fixed that…

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/05/2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks Erin! It was loads of fun! Just glad I walked a lot to work off all the wonderful food I ate & wine I drank. 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Frances
    08/04/2015 at 10:11 am

    This looks so amazingly rich and chocolatey!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/04/2015 at 11:32 am

      It really was! If you’re a chocolate lover you’ll definitely love it!

      • Reply
        Dwayne J.
        02/11/2020 at 6:21 pm

        I am not sure why my cake stuck to the bottom of the pan. Your recipe said to only grease the pan, it didn’t mention anything about Greasing & Flouring the pan.

        • Reply
          Linda Warren
          02/12/2020 at 4:23 pm

          I’m so sorry it stuck to the pan especially after all your effort to make it. I checked with my sister who originally made the recipe and she uses a spray that has flour in it. I’m going to amend the recipe to include flouring the pan. Thank you so much for alerting me to the omission. I hope you enjoyed the cake in any case.

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