Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

I found this Decadent Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pound Cake recipe in my mom’s 1971 Southern Living Homemaker’s Cookbook: CAKES.  For those of us who grew up in the South in the 70’s and 80’s, we know the pages of Southern Living and their recipes are sacred.

Southern Living Vintage Cookbook

If you’re a chocolate lover this decadent chocolate, chocolate chip pound cake is wooing you. It is sin in a 10 cup Nordic bundt pan and do you really want to try to resist all this SINsational chocolate?

This chocolate, chocolate chip cake is a succulent, sweet delight and full of rich chocolate flavor.  One bite and you can’t deny yourself two or three…..  You will find the cake putting itself in your mouth.

As well as being delicious and decadent, you will find this homemade cake so easy to make.  It requires simple ingredients, most of which, you probably have on hand.

This is the perfect cake for the Holiday season. Make it in a bundt pan and create an elegant masterpiece, that’s perfect for a Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day dessert table centerpiece. Also, an excellent dessert to serve at any Holiday party.  Guests will be grabbing seconds and then Ziploc’s to tote some home.

You will love this cake without any dressing, But, go ahead and put an extra layer of chocolate sin on by adding a glaze or ganache.  You just can’t go wrong.

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Decadent Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Pound Cake

Easy, simple from scratch recipe. Homemade recipe that is moist, rich and decadent. Will satisfy any chocolate lovers deepest cravings.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, old fashion, chocolate, moist, loaf, best, classic, coffee, homemade, recipe, Christmas, simple, perfect, with ganache
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 18 Slices
Calories 360kcal
Cost $8


  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Medium to Large Bundt or Tube Pan


Ingredients for Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Pound Cake

  • 4 ounces SWEET baking chocolate or 2/3 cup of chocolate chips semi sweet or dark
  • cups All-purpose flour Sifted
  • tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter
  • cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Milk
  • cups Chocolate Chips

Ingredients for Ganache


Instructions for Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Grease pan well
  • Melt chocolate and let cool – Instructions on melting chocolate in notes below
  • Measure sifted flour
  • Add baking powder and salt to flour
  • Cream butter until softened
  • Mix in sugar until very light and fluffy. Takes about 10 minutes
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Stir in cooled chocolate and vanilla
  • Alternately add flour and milk, beating well with each addition until batter is smooth
  • Fold in chocolate chips. (See note below on how to get chips to not fall to bottom)
  • Pour into greased tube or bundt pan
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on oven.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes

Instructions for Ganache

  • Melt chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in the microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted
  • Immediately pour over the top of the cake until the ganache coats the top and runs down the sides


To melt chocolate in the microwave, microwave for 30 seconds (Use low heat setting.  If using high heat setting microwave for 20 seconds) and remove.  Give them a stir and put back in for another 30 seconds.  Repeat this process of microwaving 30 seconds and stirring until chips are melted.
To melt chocolate in a double broiler, add about 1 to 2 inches of water in the bottom pan of a double broiler.  Then turn stove to medium heat and heat until water starts to steam.  Next, place the chocolate in the top pan and place it on the bottom pan.  Make sure top pan is not touching water in bottom pan.  With a spoon or rubber spatula stir constantly until it melts. Do not stop stirring for long.  If you think it’s melting to fast or afraid it will burn turn heat down.  
If you don’t have a double broiler, you can place a glass, ceramic, or metal bowl over a sauce pan of steaming water and follow the steps above.
Mix chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of flour.  This will cause chips to disperse evenly throughout the cake and not all fall to bottom.  Don’t know why, but it works.
Ganache is optional.  It’s delicious with or without.  The ganache referenced above is from Worn Slap Out.  I covered my cake with it and it was amazing.
Pound cakes freeze extremely well.  Wrap the cake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in a heavy duty freezer bag.  Keeps best 4 to 6 months, but can stay in longer.  I personally think they taste better after they’ve served some freezer time.  


Calories: 360kcal


Nordic Ware Bundt Pan

Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer

Hand Mixer

Nordic Ware Tube Pan

Cake Cooling and Serving Grid

Long Baking Spatula


  1. This looks amazing, and I’m so glad you liked my easy chocolate ganache! I’ll have to check out this chocolate chip pound cake ASAP!

    1. You’re in Alabama. That’s my home state. I live in Atlanta now, but I”m from Huntsville. Is your blog successful? How long have you been doing it? I recently started and it’s tough out there.

      1. Keep at it! You’re doing a great job! It’s definitely not easy, but as long as you’re having fun with it, that’s what matters most!

  2. Lillian White says:

    Recipes look delicious. Is there a way to buy a recipe book? If so please send info. Thanks. Lillian White.

    1. Hi, thanks for you kind words. So sweet. I don’t have a recipe book now, but do plan to put an email recipe book together in the near future. I’m starting an email list over the next 2 months and will have emails out 2x a month. Please sign up for that on my blog. I look forward to communicating with you and hearing your thoughts on simple baking recipes.

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