Chocolate Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Jellyqueen

I have been making this cake for years and it is always a big success. It makes a large cake. Just remember that the key to making a good pound cake is to stir the flour before measuring and to sift before adding to cake mixture.

Top Review by SweetsLady

I added another 1/4 cup of cocoa in exchange for 1/4 cup flour. I also added a 1/4 cup of sour cream. I also drizzled with a chocolate glaze. I made it for a Japanese exchange dinner that my husband and I did. The Japanese love chocolate cake but don't like too sweet, so this was perfect. THey even asked for more!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the butter and shortening.
  2. Add sugar and mix well.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Sift all dry ingredients together.
  6. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately until creamy.
  7. Bake in 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  9. If you do not want a chocolate pound cake, just leave off the cocoa.

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