Little Chocolate Pound Cake for Two

"You'll love this perfect chocolicious little pound cake. It really fits the bill when you're having a chocolate attack and don't need a full size cake. Serve it with whipped cream and chocolate sauce... yum! This doubles very nicely when you need a little more but still don't need a big dessert. When doubling, don't double the baking soda, just leave it at 1/8 teaspoon."
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Ready In:
1 tiny loaf




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour pan very well. I designed this to go in a petit loaf pan that measures about 5x3x2 but you can use 2 mini Bundts, 4 cupcake cups, 2 jumbo muffin cups or whatever small pan you like.
  • When doubled it works nicely with either a 6 cup Bundt pan, 5 inch spring form pan, 4 mini Bundt pans or 7x4x3 loaf pan.
  • Whisk together all of the flour, cocoa powder and sugar in small mixing bowl.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together sour cream and baking soda. Add egg and vanilla extract; gently whisk to combine.
  • Add the butter and 1/2 of the sour cream mixture to the flour mixture and mix with electric mixer until moistened. Beat on low for about 45 seconds.
  • Add remaining sour cream mixture and beat on medium until well blended, 30 seconds. Do not over mix or you'll ruin the texture. Pour into prepared pan or pans.
  • Bake until well browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes for the petit loaf pan. When recipe is doubled, bake 40 minutes in the small loaf pan.
  • Baking times vary slightly depending on which pan you use. The important thing is that the cake is browned and toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes on rack. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Questions & Replies

  1. My question about the flour above didn't sit right with me. I guess I'm used to seeing ingredients written: 1/4C flour, plus 2 Tbs. Anyway I went ahead and used "all" of the flour and the cake was wonderful. I doubled the recipe. Made the cake for my 40 something daughter's birthday and we ended our dinner with a delicious chocolate cake with non-dairy whipped cream! I also used plant butter and non-dairy sour cream as my daughter can't digest dairy products. Will definitely make this again! Love it
  2. This recipe says to add all flour, cocoa, etc into small bowl and whisk, etc. I assume that the 1/4 cup of flour was for coating the baking containers and the two tablespoons are for the whisking in with the cocoa, etc. Is this correct?


  1. Very good -- we made these in 4 tiny heart tins -- just enough without too much. Thanks for sharing!
  2. My husband loved these! I made these for a surprise treat into heart shaped cupcakes. I used Splenda, fat free sour cream & added 2 tbsp mini choc chips. He ate 2 of them (it made 4 small cupcakes) right away; he loved the soft texture. I personally think a little choc sauce/fat free whipped cream is needed; but that's just me! All in all--thank you!! I hope to make these again
  3. Holy chocolate fix, Batman. Fantastic and makes a perfect size. Mixed it a little different, the traditional sugar/butter/egg/ creaming and then adding dry ingredients. Did add an extra T cocoa, just 'cuz. Perfect pound cake texture with a rich chocolate punch. Made some strawberry shortcakes, totally over the top. Super yummy on it's own too! Thanks for a keeper!
  4. It's a wonderful recipe. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. I used jumbo muffin cups. I got 2 cakes. Great texture and taste wonderful. Thanks Realtor :) Made for PRMR tag game
  5. My husband is a chocolate fiend, so he really enjoyed this little cake. Perfect recipe for 2 people. :)


  1. It's a wonderful recipe. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. I used jumbo muffin cups. I got 2 cakes. Great texture and taste wonderful. Thanks Realtor :) Made for PRMR tag game


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