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Chocolate Pound Cake

MelinaMelina Storch

Pound cakes are in many ways the building blocks of great desserts. With a moist, delicious slice of pound cake as a starting point, you can create a delicious sundae, a beautiful trifle, or simply enjoy it with a spread with a cup of coffee or tea. This rich chocolate pound cake makes a great snack with a little bit of peanut butter on top.

servings:Makes 1 cake, 12 servings
prep time:
15 minutes
total time:
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 6 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup (2 1/4 ounces) Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (7 3/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) buttermilk or sour cream
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