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Old Fashioned Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe


Units Scale
  • 2 cups butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder, set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  3. Add the vanilla to one cup of milk.
  4. Add the milk mixture and the flour mixture alternately to the creamed butter and sugar mixture just until mixed. (you can do this by hand or in the mixer on low) Do not overmix.
  5. Bake at 325 in a greased and floured bundt or tube pan for approx 1 hour and 20-30 minutes, depending on oven.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing cake from pan.
  7. Garnish with powdered sugar or a simple chocolate glaze and raspberries.