Rich and moist chocolate pound cake made in a bundt pan. My family loves who dense and full of chocolate this cake is!

Chocolate Pound Cake

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy cake recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Calories: 472 kcal

This chocolate bundt cake is rich, velvety, dense, and basically what every chocolate pound cake dreams of being!


  • 1 1/2 cups butter room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Liberally grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the vanilla.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, and baking powder.
  5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, until combined.
  6. Bake for 70 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes before turning out onto a cake plate to cool completely.
  7. To prepare the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. When smooth, drizzle over the cake.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 342mg15%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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