Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

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  • ■¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened

  • ■½ cup sour cream OR 3 to 4 oz. cream cheese (almost half or half of an 8-oz. block), softened

  • ■1½ cups sugar

  • ■3 eggs

  • ■½ to 1 Tablespoon half & half (if you’re using ¾ cup cocoa powder–see below–use 1 Tablespoon of half & half)

  • ■½ to ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (use ¾ cup for a richer chocolate taste; I used Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder)

  • ■1½ cups flour

  • ■¾ to 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sour cream (or cream cheese). Add sugar and blend well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add half & half, blending well; then stir in cocoa powder and mix well. Add the flour and blend well; then fold in the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Put batter into the prepared 9×5-inch loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 70-80 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean (because it’s so dense and fudgy, the toothpick may not come out entirely clean; my baking time for the sour cream version was 75 minutes and 80-85 minutes for the cream cheese version). Cool in pan about 10-15 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely (you may need to loosen the upper edges of the cake a little with a knife; then the cake will come out of the pan very easily). While the cake is cooling, you can make the frosting… RICH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: ■1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened ■2 cups powdered sugar ■1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ■1 Tbsp. half & half ■1/4– 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, for garnish Cream the softened butter and powdered sugar. Then add in the cocoa powder and blend well. Add 1 Tbsp. half & half and mix well (if you’d rather have a thinner consistency, just add more half & half). When pound cake is completely cool, spoon all of the frosting on top of the cake and spread out to cover the top–you’ll have a nice thick layer of frosting! Then garnish with the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, sprinkling down the center of the cake


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