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Deep Chocolate Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword chocolate, dessert, pound cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Calories 3950 kcal


  • 2.5 cup unbleached all purpose flour 2 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 0.75 salt 3/4 teasppon fine salt
  • 0.25 tsp baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 0.5 cup sour cream 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 0.5 cup whole milk 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 0.25 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 0.25 cup honey 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsps water 2 tablspoons boiling water
  • 0.75 cup sugar 3/4 cup sugar
  • 0.5 cup butter 1/2 cup (1 stick) at room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs 2 large egg(s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 0.5 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 0.5 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 0.33333333333333 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup caster sugar


  1. Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat at 350ยบ. Butter and flour a Bundt cake pan with butter and flour, tap out the excess. Sprinkle caster sugar evenly on bottom of pan.

  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

  3. Whisk sour cream and milk in a small bowl.

  4. Sift cocoa into a small bowl. Whisk in honey and 2 tablespoons boiling water until smooth. Cool completely.

  5. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in another medium bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  6. Beat in eggs 1 at the time, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Beat in vanilla. Add cocoa mixture, stir until smooth, scraping down the bowl occasionally.

  7. Beat in flour mixture alternately with sour cream in 2 additions each until just blended.

  8. Stir in chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

  9. Transfer batter to prepared pan, smooth top.

  10. Bake until tester inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove cake from pan and cool.

  11. Sprinkle with powder sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Deep Chocolate Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3950 Calories from Fat 1458
% Daily Value*
Fat 162g249%
Saturated Fat 104g650%
Cholesterol 644mg215%
Sodium 1514mg66%
Potassium 2225mg64%
Carbohydrates 584g195%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 301g334%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 4225IU85%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 905mg91%
Iron 21.5mg119%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.