Chocolate Pound Cake

What is a Chocolate Pound Cake?

This moist, rich chocolate cake is perfect for chocolate lovers, topped with powdered sugar for a finishing touch!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Combine the Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.


Cream together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add the Eggs

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.


Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until combined.

Finish the Batter

Add the buttermilk and vanilla extract and mix to combine.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake.

Cool and Dust

Cool the cake for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool to room temperature. Then dust with powdered sugar.


You could also top the cake with some chocolate ganache, if desired.

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