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Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

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  • Author: Heather Kinnaird



for the pound cake

  • 1 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup butter (softened at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

for the ganache

  • Click the link above for the recipe.


  1. preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. grease standard loaf pan and line with a parchment sling
  3. in a medium bowl whisk together the flour and cocoa powder
  4. in the bowl of a stand mixer,using the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy – this will take about 5 minutes
  5. add eggs one at a time, and vanilla
  6. reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly flour/cocoa mixture and mix only until the flour is incorporated
  7. pour batter into the prepared pan
  8. bake in the center of the oven for 60 minutes (a pick inserted int he center should come out clean) if needed bake an additional 5 – 10 minutes
  9. cool in pan 15 minutes, carefully remove cake to a rack to complete cooling
  10. to make the ganache, simmer the cream in a small saucepan until hot – but not boiling
  11. pour over the chopped chocolate, and let sit for 5 minutes – then whisk until smooth
  12. pour ganache over the completely cooled pound cake
  • Category: Baking
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