Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Butter Pound CakeChocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake

Today I’d like to share the delicious recipe for Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake that I found in Absolutely Chocolate – that amazing Taunton Press cookbook that one of my lucky followers has a chance to win (click for the review and giveaway details!)

Now, I used to think that all pound cakes were made in loaf pans, but I did a little research and learned that it’s not the shape that defines a pound cake – it’s the ingredients. A pound cake refers to any type of cake that is made with a pound of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. However, since a traditional pound cake is larger than many families desire, you can alter the recipe to suit your needs. As long as you preserve the original ratio of ingredients, you can still call your creation a pound cake, even if the quantity of ingredients used in your cake is less than a pound!

This recipe produces a deliciously moist and buttery Bundt pound cake with delightful bursts of chocolate throughout!  Try it – I think that you and your family will be pleased with the results!


1 ¾ Cups Unsalted Butter, Softened at Room Temperature, Plus More For The Pan
2 ½ Cups Cake Flour OR
2 1/3 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, Plus More For The Pan
1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Table Salt
1 ¾ Cups Granulated Sugar
2 Large Egg Yolks, Room Temperature
3 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
2/3 Cup Whole Milk, Room Temperature
1 ½ Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
4 Ounces Very Finely Chopped Semisweet Chocolate OR
2/3 Cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Confectioner’s Sugar For Sprinkling (Optional)

Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake, SlicedAny Time Is The Right Time For A Slice!


1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 12-cup Bundt pan, dust the pan with flour, and tap out the excess. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until evenly combined.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

3. On low speed, beat in the yolks until smooth. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl and the paddle. With the mixer running on medium-low speed, add the whole eggs, one at a time, mixing for at least 20 seconds after each addition. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl and paddle again.

4. With the mixer running on the lowest speed, add half of the flour mixture and mix just to combine. Add the milk and mix until combined, and then add the remaining flour mixture and mix just until combined.

5. Scrape the bowl one last time, add the vanilla extract, and mix at medium speed until the batter is smooth and fluffy, 20 to 30 seconds. Carefully fold in the chopped chocolate.

6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Run a knife through the batter and tap the pan against the counter to dislodge trapped air.

7. Bake until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out with only moist crumbs clinging to it, 45 to 55 minutes.

8. Cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. If you like, sprinkle the cake with confectioner’s sugar before serving. The cake will keep at room temperature for three days.

This recipe serves 12 to 16 people.


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  1. Mary Bearden says:

    Now, this is something my husband would really love! He loves those chocolate chip pancakes at IHOP! I think they are gross, especially for breakfast but I guess we can’t all like the same thing! Hope this finds you well. I have found a new site I need to tell you about. I have already gotten 3 products to review in less than an hour!! So email me and ask me about it. Or I may have already emailed you. Don’t remember! That darn Fibro Fog!! Don’t forget to enter the contest. Talk to ya soon.


  2. Angie says:

    Oh my gosh! Looks so yummy! I’m gonna have to try it.. added to my baking to do list! 😉


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  3. aimee says:

    Looks lovely!

  4. Kenny says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! 🙂
    Visiting from Alexa Hop 🙂

  5. Ardilla says:

    Thank you for the recipe… it looks awesome 🙂

  6. Mindy Grant says:

    Yum! That looks awesome! Stopping by from the alexa blog hop! I’d love it if you’d stop by my page at Thanks, and have a great day! 🙂


  7. Heather says:

    That looks awesome! Now, I want to buy a bundt pan and make some pound cake!! I may have to try this one, I think I have everything on hand already!

    Stopping by from Monday Mingle.

    • Create With Joy
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      Woo hoo, give it a whirl! I got my first bundt pan from my husband after I mentioned to my husband awhile back that I found a wonderful Kentucky Butter Rum cake I wanted to make – he got SO excited, he got up the next day while I was in bed and surprised me with it! That cake was FABULOUS – the story and recipe are on my blog in the Archives if you get your pan and want another great recipe! 🙂

  8. Kat says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I will be making this recipe as soon as I pick up a few missing items ……….. oh yes this WILL be on the table by the weekend!

  9. snosler says:

    I love how pretty bundt cakes are … my pan was tossed a few years ago – you have inspired me to get a new one 🙂 Stopping in to say hi (already follow you) from the hop. Hope you can visit soon.

  10. Hopping in from the Meet Me on Monday blog hop. Mmmm….this cake looks so darn good! I’m going to try this recipe & get back to you on the results. Thanks for sharing.

    Sonya M. Jones

    Tee-iabo Designs

  11. Jessica Einspahr says:

    Here from the Alexa Hop. Would love it if you would follow back. By the by, that cake looks to die for!!!

  12. Judy says:

    That looks so good! The only problem is that I would probably eat way too much of it 🙂

    I am stopping by to say hi from the Alexa Hop to say hi and would love it if you stopped by my blog What I Live For sometime!

  13. Carolyn says:

    I’m bookmarking this! I know of several relatives who will love getting one of these during the holiday! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Oh this looks so delicious!

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  16. Yum – looks wonderful – can’t wait to try.
    Sue 🙂

  17. Michelle says:

    Oh my gosh! That sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax hop this past weekend! Have a great week!

  18. Nikki says:

    That looks soooo good! I love pound cake 😀

  19. JoAnn says:

    Puerto Ricans love pound cake so I will definitely make this one and pass it around the neighborhood. Loved the review.

  20. Looks delicious! I love bundt cake recipes because they look beautiful without too much extra work! 🙂

  21. Thanks for sharing. This looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it. Popping in from the Alexa hop.


  22. Lisa Weidknecht says:

    I just gained a pound looking at it. YUM. Alexa hopping from Monday!

  23. I remember back in high school and we were having a bake sale. I had forgotten until the last minute and the only “quick” thing we had was a pound cake mix. I was embarrassed to bring it – figuring everyone else would have something fancy and pretty. My mom told me to go ahead – that lots of people don’t want something “big” and someone would buy my sad little pound cake – turns out she was right (she usually was 😉 My pound cake was the first thing to sell – and the guy that bought it was so generous that he donated it back so we could sell it again – which we did about three sales later. Pound cakes hold a special place in my heart – and this one looks delicious!!

  24. Aimee says:

    Oh, that look good! I’m craving something sweet…I may have to go raid my pantry now!

  25. MissMOE says:

    Looks like an awesome recipe. My girls are just getting that baking bug and I’ll add this to the list for all of us to try out. I’m a new follower from the HHH.

  26. Oooh boy! That looks like it’d be totally worth the gazillion calories that are probably in it!

    Thanks for linking up to Growing Home!

  27. DM says:

    Oh, now this is just too decadent. Thank you for this recipe.

  28. Cecelia says:

    Hello, new follower from Take it Tue Hop via GFC, I love love love butter pound cakes!! I am so glad I found this blog, looking forward to seeing what else you will mix up. Please stop by App Savvy Mama


  29. Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I’m a follower and I hope you’ll stop by again soon! Have a great day! 🙂

  30. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe says:

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely cake with the Hearth and Soul ! I recently made my first pound cake, but love the addition of chocolate chips in this one.

  31. That look wonderful! I bet it is moist. Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits. You have some of the best recipes (in my opinion)

  32. Sandra says:

    Thank you for sharing, it sounds really good 🙂

  33. Chocolate chip + butter pound cake??? Oh my! YUM!!!

  34. Winnie says:

    One of my favorite cakes! and it looks wonderful

  35. Lynn says:

    I used to make pound cakes as a kid. I learned this from my aunt. I suddenly miss doing this.

  36. maiylah says:

    i agree…any time is a good time to get one of those! 🙂

    thank you so much for sharing your delicious pound cake over at Food Friday,
    have a great weekend!

  37. Shydub says:

    This looks good, the moist and the result bake to perfection

  38. Moomser says:

    I simply can’t ignore a pound cake and I’ve never tried on in a bundt cake pan, so will definitely try this!

  39. Swathi says:

    chocolate chip butter pound cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  40. Shah Wharton says:

    Wow – I’m hungry now – but biscuit and a cuppa might have to do in the absence of this yummy cake. 😀 Shah .,X

  41. NYOA says:

    I thought your chocolate chip cookies were awesome… THIS looks so good! THank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

  42. Uniflame says:

    I just love this recipe! Making you own cake is just so good!

    Here is my contribution for Cookbook Sundays:

  43. I love everything with chocolate chips!

  44. Very tasty. I’m a huge fan of pound cakes. They go with everything and can turn into so many other desserts. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Joy of Desserts. It looks great.

  45. Christine says:

    Looks Delicious! Thanks for linking up to the NOBH.

  46. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    This is a great Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  47. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe says:

    Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with Cookbook Sunday @ Moms Sunday Cafe. Hope to see you again in November!

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