Total Time
1hr 39mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 19 mins

I'm not sure where this recipe originated; I've made it for my family for over 20 years. To me, it tastes like chocolate ice cream. Make it a mocha pound cake by adding 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules! Make the cake extra special by adding Fudgy Mocha Frosting W/Pecans--Or Hazelnut Coffee Frosting!. :) If Hershey's Special Dark dutch-processed cocoa is used, the cake will be a rich dark color! *Note: For a lighter, even more tender cake, separate the eggs; cream in the egg yolks with the butter and sugars; fold the stiffly beaten whites into the batter after the sour cream is added.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift together salt, flour and cocoa.
  3. Cream together butter, both sugars, and eggs. (See Note* ).
  4. Add optional instant coffee granules for a mocha pound cake!
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Combine sour cream and baking soda.
  7. Combine creamed mixture with dry ingredients and alternate with sour cream mixture.
  8. *Note: For a lighter, even more tender cake, separate the eggs; cream in the yolks with the butter and sugars; fold the stiffly beaten whites into the batter after the sour cream is added.
  9. Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  10. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes. I cover the cake with foil paper for the last 20 minutes of baking.
Most Helpful

5 5

This cake tastes wonderful! I separated the eggs, and the cake was very light and airy....not like any pound cake I've made before. I did add the coffee, and found that it added just a hint of mocha flavor. And you are right....it does taste like chocolate ice cream! Thanks for sharing! Made for "For Your Consideration" tag game.

5 5

This cake is awesome! I didn't even frost it, I just served with whipped cream. Just as a note: cream the butter sugar and eggs in a large bowl. I didn't bother to separate the eggs. I'm sure I'll be making this again.

5 5

This mocha flavored pound cake was delicious; it was so easy to make and was light, fluffy and beautifully flavored. This creamy tasting cake really did taste like chocolate ice cream. I also separated the eggs. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe KUW, which I served on Christmas Day garnished with a little powdered sugar. Made for Sweet December 2014.