German Chocolate Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A sweet, moist, delicious winner for you chocolate lovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan.
  3. Cream shortening at medium speed of mixer.
  4. Gradually add sugar until well mixed.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  6. Blend in vanilla extract.
  7. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  8. Add alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture.
  9. Continue mixing well.
  10. Mix in the melted chocolate last.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 90 minutes or until cake tests done.
  12. Cool cake in pan on rack for about ten minutes, then turn out and let cake cool completely.
  13. You may sprinkle with confectioners sugar or top with chocolate glaze.
  14. For glaze, microwave chocolate and butter together, in a medium sized bowl, until melted.
  15. Mix in confectioners sugar and just enough water to make a smooth glaze.
  16. Pour glaze over cake and let trickle down the sides.


Most Helpful

Susie, this recipe is wonderful. I made it with Bakers Sweet German Chocolate so I reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups. I would give it 10 stars if I could. I frosted it with the regular German Chocolate frosting....the one with coconut and pecans. It is a winner. I'll never make German Chocolate Cake the other way again. This recipe is much easier and I like that I can bake it in a bundt pan. Decadence is an understatement!

Julie in TX August 30, 2008

Great recipe!Didn't change a thing and of course used the glaze. Chocolate on Chocolate-Heaven!A Huge Thank You--PeggyLynn

Peggy Lynn March 08, 2005

This is decadence on a plate. And of course I made it with the chocolate glaze, who could resist? Only used 2 tbsp of water in the glaze, came out a little thicker but that is what I was going for.

CoffeeMom February 12, 2005

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