Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Simple to make pound cake is adapted from a recipe from Bon Appetit (August,1996).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and flour pan.
  3. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until light.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda and add to butter mixture.
  5. Beat until blended.
  6. Add sour cream and vanilla.
  7. Beat until blended.
  8. Beat in eggs.
  9. Spread half of batter into prepared pan.
  10. Mix chocolate, cinnamon and 2 TB sugar in small bowl.
  11. Sprinkle half of chocolate mixture over batter in pan.
  12. Mix remaining chocolate mixture into remaining batter in bowl.
  13. Pour remaining batter into pan.
  14. With a knife, swirl chocolate mixture into batter.
  15. Bake pound cake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick (or other tester) comes out clean.
  16. Let cool completely before serving.


Most Helpful

i found the batter to be very stiff and hard to work with. so stiff in fact, that i used a chopstick to stir the batters together. i substituted cocoa powder for the grated chocolate. that being said, my dh said this was the best pound cake he has ever had! as he just walked in munching the last piece i'll have to take his word for it, he and my kids inhaled it!

chia October 20, 2003

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