15 Amazing Chocolate Pound Cake Recipes

For the average person, baking is something that should be relaxing. Baking should be fun! Baking should be easy.

That’s probably why box cakes are so popular. They are easy. Though, what if there was a cake that was easy to make with fresh ingredients? I’ll introduce you to the pound cake.

15 Amazing Chocolate Pound Cake Recipes

The pound cake has been mistakenly branded as boring. This cake is purely just misunderstood. If you want to live the traditional pound cake recipe up, you just need flavorings. Is there anything really better than chocolate?

We don’t think so. Why not mix chocolate with a simple cake? You end up with chocolate pound cake. Now that doesn’t sound boring at all.

We’ve selected 15 amazing chocolate pound cake recipes for you to share with your friends and family. Or eat it yourself, we won’t judge. 

What Exactly Is Pound Cake?

Before we get started, you need to know what you are planning to bake. Pound cake is what it states in its name. Traditionally, these cakes are made from a pound of four ingredients. That is why the recipe is so simple. They are usually baked in loaf tins or a bundt mold. 

The exact origins of the these cakes are a bit of a mystery. Though it is believed that it originated in Europe.

Since the traditional pound cake became popular, there have been many variations to the recipe. Many people have started adding different flavors to the traditional pound cake. That’s how chocolate pound cake was born!

15 Amazing Chocolate Pound Cake Recipes

Now that you know all there is to know about the chocolate pound cake, it’s time to look at these delicious recipes. 

Decadent Chocolate Pound Cake

We thought we would kick this list off with a simple chocolate pound cake recipe. This delicious cake recipe not only has a chocolate sponge but the cake also has a chocolate glaze.

Perfect for our chocolate lovers! This recipe takes 20 minutes to prep your cake and it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes to bake. Following this recipe, you’ll be able to make 1 loaf tin. This recipe is available on biggerbolderbaking.com. 

Double Chocolate Pound Cake

We saw double chocolate and we knew this had to be on the list. There is no such thing as too much chocolate. This chocolate pound cake recipe has cocoa, chocolate chips, and a chocolate glaze.

It is pure chocolate, through and through – just make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder so the cake isn’t overly sweet. This chocolate cake recipe takes around 50 to 55 minutes to bake in the oven in a bundt pan. So you can have a lovely chocolate pound cake within the hour.

The recipe is available on mycakeschool.com. 

Chocolate Orange Pound Cake

Now, we couldn’t make this list without including other flavors that blend perfectly with chocolate. Orange is one of them! This chocolate orange pound cake revamps the traditional pound cake recipe.

The cake itself is chocolate orange flavored. But then there is the frosting. This cake has a delicious cream cheese frosting. The cake takes a total of 1 hour and 20 minutes to prep and bake.

You are able to make 10 slices with this recipe, which pair beautifully with creamy vanilla ice cream. The recipe is available on the Emma Duckworth Bakes website.

Best Chocolate-Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Best Chocolate-Cream Cheese Pound Cake
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Chocolate and cream cheese might seem like an odd combination. But, oh, does it work in this recipe.

This recipe makes a moist and rich chocolate cake. The recipe takes a total time of 1 hour and 30 minutes to make, including the prep time.

This recipe asks you to use a fluted tube prepared pan. You are able to get 14 servings out of this recipe!

Enough to share with friends and family. The recipe is available on allrecipes.com. 

White Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate is chocolate, right? And white chocolate is definitely chocolate. That’s why we just had to include this recipe in our list.

This white chocolate pound cake recipe has a moist white chocolate sponge. The cake also has a white chocolate drip, making this cake so full of flavor.

The cake takes around 60 minutes to bake in the oven. To get the most amazing white chocolate pound cake, bake this cake in a bundt pan (or a loaf pan). 

Classic Gluten-Free Chocolate Pound Cake

Of course, we had to include a gluten-free option for those unable to consume gluten. This cake is dense and moist.

The chocolate flavor is rich in this perfect chocolate pound cake. The cake also has a chocolate glaze, intensifying the chocolate flavor. To make this cake it will take you around an hour or just over.

This gluten-free chocolate pound cake recipe is best made in a loaf tin. The recipe is available at glutenfreeonashoestring.com.

Vegan Chocolate Pound Cake

Vegan recipes have come a long way. With each new recipe, they are becoming more like the original they are trying to copy.

We had to include a vegan chocolate pound cake recipe so that everyone could enjoy this list. This vegan chocolate pound cake is soft and moist but also rich.

This recipe will take you a total of 1 hour and 5 minutes to make, including the prep time. With this recipe, you will get 12 servings out of it.

The recipe is available on theplantbasedschool.com.

Eggless Chocolate Pound Cake

If you don’t eat eggs, for whatever reason you have, well, we have the recipe for you. This eggless chocolate pound cake recipe is so decadent.

The recipe makes one 9 x 5 inch cake tin mold. To make this chocolate pound cake so tasty and rich, there is an intense chocolate glaze. Plus, the inclusion of vanilla extract helps to sweeten the unsweetened cocoa powder.

The cake takes around 40 minutes to bake in the oven. A tip is to wait for the cake to cool before putting the glaze on. 

German Chocolate Pound Cake

This chocolate pound cake features, a traditional nutty German chocolate icing. This chocolate pound cake is made in a bundt tin.

The total time it takes to follow this recipe is 2 hours and 20 minutes. It’s a long time but good things come to those to wait, right?

This cake recipe makes enough for twelve portions (depending on how you cut them). The chocolate pound cake is topped with coconut pecan icing.

This recipe is available on shewearsmanyhats.com. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pound Cake
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Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. That’s why we had to include a chocolate pound cake recipe that incorporated both chocolate and peanut butter.

This delicious chocolate peanut butter pound cake recipe can be found on dashofjazz.com. The total time it takes to make this recipe is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The cake is a chocolate and peanut butter flavor and has a peanut butter frosting. This cake is baked in a bundt mold.

Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

We love chocolate (if that isn’t already clear) and we love coffee. So a chocolate espresso pound cake is a dream come true for us.

The cake is chocolate and espresso flavored. The cake goes perfectly with whipped cream and strawberries. The cake also pairs perfectly with a rich chocolate ganache.

The total time it takes to make this chocolate espresso pound cake is 1 hour and 30 minutes. This recipe serves up to 12 slices of cake.

You can find this recipe on alattefood.com. 

Chocolate Mint Pound Cake

This one might be cheating just a little, but it was so good we couldn’t leave it out of this list. Chocolate and mint are a great combination.

They are even better when they are together in pound cake. This pound cake recipe features a cream cheese pound cake with mint chocolate chips. To top this pound cake off, it is drizzled with a mint chocolate glaze.

This pound cake recipe makes 10 servings. 

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

Marble cakes have been a craze that we could get behind. There is nothing quite as satisfying as cutting a marble cake. This cake takes a total of 2 hours to make.

Following this recipe, you should be able to make one 8 by 4 inch loaf tin. This cake is firm and would pair perfectly with a cup of coffee. You will find this recipe on foodandwine.com.

Chocolate Fudge Pound Cake

Chocolate fudge cakes are awesome. That’s why chocolate fudge pound cakes are amazing. This recipe makes a rich chocolate fudge cake that is covered with a dark chocolate ganache.

This cake takes a total of 55 minutes to make, which is including the preparation time. You can find this recipe on thegardenfood.com.

Chocolate Raspberry Pound Cake

We thought we would finish this list strong with another fabulous chocolate combination. Chocolate goes well with anything but it goes great with raspberries.

This chocolate raspberry pound cake takes a total of 3 hours and 30 minutes to make. It is a chocolate pound cake that has a raspberry cream filling. 


That brings us to the end of this list of 15 amazing chocolate pound cake recipes. I hope we were able to change your mind about pound cake. All that is left for us to say is, have fun baking! 

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