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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77 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Butter Pound Cake”

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  1. Angela Yount says:

    Looks so yummy! I’m sure my son will love it. Gonna try it. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Tanya
    Twitter: momsvictories

    wow, this looks fantastic….can’t go wrong with chocolate chip and pound cake in the same recipe!

  3. Nicole@ Show Off Friday says:

    This cake looks like a real hit!

  4. Melanie Goad says:

    Wow this looks so yummy. I can taste the chocolate chips.

  5. This is now on my must bake list! Stopping by from the Thursday Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season 🙂

  6. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    It’s recipe day by me. Won’t you put this one on my linky? Thanks bunches. In sounds soooooooooooooo yummy! woo hoo

  7. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Oh this looks wonderful, won’t you put this on my linky for Recipe Friday! Mmmmmm my tummy is growling for some. I’ll bring the cold milk! ~HEHEHE~

  8. Thanks for visiting The Four Season’s Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You.

  9. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I knew you had another one. Now tell me your secret of getting the bundt cake out of the pan all in one piece… pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!?

  10. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    What is your secret in getting these type of cakes not to stick to the pan? I never have any luck with them. 🙁

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Make sure your pans are buttered or oiled REALLY good – even in your non-stick pans – and pay close attention to the timing!
      Most of the time ours have come out fine but once we did have a problem with it sticking and it was rather heartbreaking in presentation (although just as delicious to eat!)

  11. Linda says:

    Thank you for the delicious looking recipes. Looking forward in making and sharing it with family and friends!!

  12. this makes me so hungry! I love food!

  13. Michelle says:


    This looks and sounds so good.
    Too bad I have diabetes.

  14. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Yum, pinned this recipe so I can try it later. Love making bundt cakes. Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday and hope you’ll linkup with us at Pretty Pintastic and Small Victories Sunday Linkup too!

  15. Just the name of this cake makes me want to have a slice. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  16. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    I love adding chocolate chips to recipes, your cake looks great!!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgff this week.
    Come see us again soon!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Joanne says:

    This looks delicious! Pinned.

  18. Terry Crylen says:

    I can feel the weight gain already just looking at it. Yum!


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