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Chocolate Pound Cake

Dense, moist, and buttery, this Chocolate Pound Cake will satisfy your chocolate carving! I lighten it up by adding a sweet glaze on top and naturally colored rainbow sprinkles make this cake fun for any occasion!

If you love pound cake as much as I do, be sure to check out my Traditional Butter Pound Cake, Chocolate Donut Pound Cake, or my Toasted Coconut Bundt Cake.

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Pound cake is my favorite cake, ever. There is just something so special about the simple blend of butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and flour – yep, there's not much to pound cake! But, it's the ratios and the quality of ingredients that make this cake special. And with today being my birthday I decided I would make a Chocolate Pound Cake with glaze and sprinkles (of course).

I made this Chocolate Pound Cake in a loaf pan, instead of in the traditional bundt pan because with just Delaney and me we don't need an entire bundt cake. Plus, I love having a little loaf cake slice with breakfast or as a mid morning snack! I added a classic glaze on top because I always prefer glaze over frosting (especially on pound cakes!). And then I topped it with rainbow sprinkles for my birthday.

If you want to make this Chocolate Pound Cake in a bundt pan, you can definitely do. You will need to double this recipe (batter and glaze!), because this is not enough batter for a bunt pan! And, you will also need to bake it longer (bake for 1 1/2 hours for sea level or 1 hour 15 minutes at high altitude).

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this simple recipe for Chocolate Pound Cake because it is rich, chocolatey, dense, and it's the perfect cake for a mid morning snack or dessert. I top this simple Chocolate Pound Cake with a sweet glaze and naturally colored rainbow sprinkles. That makes this Chocolate Pound Cake perfect for any occasion!

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Ingredients for Chocolate Pound Cake

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

India Tree Nature's Colors Carnival Mix Sprinkles

ColorKitchen Foods Nonpareil Confetti Sprinkles

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Tips for Chocolate Pound Cake

• Use soft butter! This is key, especially for pound cake when you have so few ingredients, they all really matter. Soften your butter naturally out on the counter at room temperature. Take it out the night before even if you have to!

• Use high quality cocoa powder, I linked my favorite above in the ingredients list. But, like I said above with pound cake having so few ingredients, they really matter and the flavors really shine through.

• If you would like to make this in bundt pan, you can do that as well. You will need to double the batter recipe and the glaze recipe as this recipe is only enough for a 1-pound loaf pan. And you will also need to bake it longer. In a bundt pan, bake at the same temperature for 1 1/2 hours at sea level (1 hour 15 minutes at high altitude). Don't forget to check to make sure your cake is done and bake longer if it is not.

• Be sure to store this cake in an airtight container like a cake dome!

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Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Chocolate Pound Cake

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

8

servings

Dense, moist, and chocolatey – this Chocolate Pound Cake is simple but oh so delicious. It's topped with a sweet glaze and rainbow sprinkles.

Ingredients

  • Batter
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 340 grams (1 1/2 cups) organic cane sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract

  • 3 organic large eggs, room temperature

  • 1/2 cup organic chocolate milk, room temperature

  • 189 grams (1 1/3 cups) cake flour

  • 28 grams (1/3 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • Glaze
  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons organic milk

  • all natural rainbow sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks. Add the eggs and chocolate milk and mix on low until combined, scrape the sides of the bowl to mix in any chunks of butter and sugar that are sticking to the sides.
  • Add the cake flour, cocoa, and salt in that order, and mix on low until combined into a smooth batter. Transfer the bater into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely in the cake pan.
  • To make the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar and milk and whisk together until a smooth glaze forms. Pour the glaze over the top of the pound cake and top with rainbow sprinkles.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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5 Comments

  1. Kimberly Belk

    So in a gas oven do I need to change the temperature or bake time for this Chocolate Poundcake. Do you have a recipe for this in a tube pan and the same question for temperature and bake time?

    • mimibakescookies

      hi Kimberly!

      All ovens are going to be slightly different, but never change the oven temperature of a recipe. With cake (like this) that bakes for a long time, the difference of a few minutes doesn’t make as big of an impact as it does with something like cookies that bake for a very short period of time. So, with cake recipes, you always need to check to be sure your cake is done. Do this by inserting a toothpick or I even use a butter knife into the center of the cake and if it’s not done, then do bake it longer! Gas ovens usually take a bit longer (this is typical), which is why it is really important to check for physical signs your baked goods are done. If you have a gas oven, I would bake this for the time recommended, check it by doing the test above, and if you have any gooey batter, then add 5 more minutes and go from there until your inserted item comes out clean.

      You can definitely make this in a bundt pan if you prefer, but this recipe won’t be enough batter for a bundt pan as they are very large. You will need to double this recipe for a bundt pan and bake the cake for at least 1 1/2 hours (use the test above too!)

      Please be sure to read my article Tips for Baking With a Gas Oven if that is the kind of oven you have!

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