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Chocolate Pound Cake

This chocolate bundt cake is rich, velvety, dense, and basically what every chocolate pound cake dreams of being!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cake recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 472kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Liberally grease and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in the vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, and baking powder.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, until combined.
  • 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.
  • To prepare the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla. When smooth, drizzle over the cake.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.6mg