Indulge in Sweet Bliss: Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome, dear reader, to my scrumptious chocolate chip pound cake recipe. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s simple to make yet will leave you licking your fingers in delight, then this recipe is just the thing you need!

This chocolate chip pound cake is an indulgent treat that’s perfect for any occasion or just as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea. With its fluffy texture and rich taste, it will have your taste buds dancing with joy.

I’ve been a chef specializing in British cuisine for years, and trust me when I say that this chocolate chip pound cake recipe is one of my all-time favorites. From the moment you start prepping the ingredients to when the cake is finally out of the oven and on the table, every step of the way will be pure bliss.

So if you’re ready to indulge in some heaven-sent goodness, grab your apron, preheat your oven, and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Are you looking for an easy chocolate chip pound cake recipe that will easily impress your guests? Look no further! This recipe is perfect for any occasion and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

This chocolate chip pound cake is incredibly moist, rich, and bursting with flavor. With its perfect balance of sweetness and rich chocolate flavor, this cake has just the right amount of texture and density that makes it a wonderful treat to enjoy for breakfast, dessert, or anytime in between.

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, you can whip up this cake in no time. All you need are some flour, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla extract, milk, baking soda, baking powder, sour cream, and of course some delicious chocolate chips.

Not only is this cake delicious on its own but it also serves as the perfect base for any decadent dessert – from peanut butter and chocolate swirls to a coffee-infused twist. You can also try adding some fresh fruit like strawberries or raspberries on top of your slice of cake for an added burst of flavor.

So go ahead and give this easy chocolate chip pound cake recipe a try today! Trust me; your taste buds will be thanking you for it.

Ingredient List

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Get the Essentials

Before we get started with the recipe, ensure you have the following items on your grocery list:
Butter, softened at room temperature
Granulated sugar
Large eggs, at room temperature
All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Sour cream
Vanilla extract
– Semi-Sweet or Milk Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Ingredients

For this easy chocolate chip pound cake, here are your ingredients:

  • 1 and ½ cups (3 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 and ¼ cups sour cream
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips

Note: If you want to switch things up or add more flavors, feel free to throw in some chopped peanuts or peanut butter chips to make a classic peanut butter chocolate combo. You can also experiment with other-flavored chocolate chips to make exciting variations.

The Recipe How-To

Preheat the oven and prepare the cake pan

Heating the oven to the right temperature is crucial to ensure that your cake bakes perfectly. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray, then lightly flour it.

Combine the dry ingredients

In a medium bowl whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt.

Mix the wet ingredients

In another large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup unsalted butter and 1 1/4 cup white sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in 4 large eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Next, add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix again.

Combine dry & wet ingredients and add chocolate chips

Gradually sift in the flour mixture into the larger bowl, alternating with 1/2 cup of milk, starting with dry and ending with dry. Fold in 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips.

Bake the cake

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. Let it cool completely before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your homemade chocolate chip pound cake!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

One of my favorite things about baking is experimenting with different ingredients and variations to make a recipe truly unique. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try with this easy chocolate chip pound cake recipe:

– Swap out the chocolate chips for peanut butter or butterscotch chips.

– For a coffee-flavored twist, add 1 tablespoon of instant coffee to the batter before mixing.

– If you don’t have sour cream on hand, you can substitute with Greek yogurt or buttermilk.

– To make a vanilla cake instead, simply omit the chocolate chips and add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter.

– For a richer flavor, try adding 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the batter.

– If you’re feeling adventurous, try making a cream cheese-filled version by mixing 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar and swirling it into the batter before baking.

Remember, these are only suggestions – feel free to get creative and come up with your own unique twists on this classic chocolate chip pound cake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Let me melt your heart with this chocolatey goodness.
Let me melt your heart with this chocolatey goodness.

Once your Chocolate Chip Pound Cake has cooled, it’s ready to be served! There are a variety of ways to enjoy this delicious cake. You can either serve it warm or cold.

Warm chocolate chip pound cake is perfectly paired with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm, fluffy cake and cold, creamy toppings is truly irresistible. On the other hand, if you prefer your cake cold, you can slice it and serve it with a tall glass of cold milk.

For a sweet and salty combination, try pairing the Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with salted caramel sauce or topping it off with some sea salt. This enhances the chocolate chips’ flavor, giving a more indulgent taste.

If you’re looking for something different, you can cut the Chocolate Chip Pound Cake into small pieces and use them as a base for dessert skewers. Add some fresh fruit like strawberries and bananas to compliment the richness of the chocolate chips.

Whether you’re serving Chocolate Chip Pound Cake as an after-dinner dessert or for afternoon tea, this cake is sure to satisfy your cravings. Its flavor works wonderfully with coffee or tea.

As for presentation, dust the top of your pound cake with confectioners’ sugar to give it a professional touch. Garnish it with some fresh berries or mint leaves to add colour and freshness.

Experiment and find what combinations work best for you- and don’t be shy about sharing!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Home-baked happiness in every bite.
Home-baked happiness in every bite.

The chocolate chip pound cake is a perfect dessert to make ahead of time for unexpected visitors or busy days. Once baked, the cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days at room temperature. It’s important to let the cake cool completely before storing it as placing a warm cake in a container may cause condensation, loosening its texture.

Another great feature of this cake is that you can freeze it for up to three months. Simply wrap the cooled cake tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Before serving, remove it from the freezer, unwrap it and let it come to room temperature.

For those who like their cakes warmed-up, there are two recommended methods – the oven or the microwave. To reheat in the oven, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and place the cake onto a baking sheet; cover it with foil and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until hot throughout. To warm up individual pieces in the microwave, place them on a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for about 15 seconds.

This recipe is easy to make ahead, store and reheat making it an excellent choice for get-togethers or just to have as a sweet treat during the week.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Baking memories, one cake at a time.
Baking memories, one cake at a time.

To achieve a delicious and moist Chocolate Chip Pound Cake, it is important to follow each step of the recipe correctly. However, there are some tips that might not be mentioned in the instructions but can make a significant difference in the outcome of your cake:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients:

Take out your butter, eggs, and sour cream from the refrigerator at least an hour before baking. Softened butter will cream more easily with sugar, while room temperature eggs mix better with butter and won’t curdle the batter. Room temperature sour cream also ensures a more homogeneous batter.

2. Balance Wet and Dry Ingredients:

Weigh or measure your ingredients carefully to ensure that they are all in proper proportion to each other. Make sure to alternate adding wet and dry ingredients into the batter, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

3. Don’t overmix:

Overmixing the batter may cause the gluten in the flour to develop excessively which toughens it up unnecessarily. Mix until just combined after each addition of flour mixture.

4. Choose the Right Baking Pan:

Pound cakes require unique baking pans known as loaf pans or bundt pans to attain their intended shape. Choose a high-quality pan that has been generously coated with nonstick baking spray to prevent your pound cake from sticking.

5. Don’t Let it Burn:

Preheat your oven according to the recipe’s requirements and always set a timer for a few minutes less for pound cakes than what you think it needs, as different ovens bake at differing rates.

By following these tips, you are on track to bake an amazing Chocolate Chip Pound Cake which will most definitely impress your friends and family members.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe is a showstopper that will elevate any dessert table and impress any guest. It’s deliciously moist, buttery, and loaded with chocolate chips throughout. This recipe is perfect for novice bakers or experienced cooks who want to make a grand statement with their desserts. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can create your Chocolate Chip Pound Cake that will make everyone around you wonder how you became such an expert baker. So what are you waiting for? Get your apron on and follow the recipe instructions to enjoy this heavenly cake on your plate in no time! Trust me; it’s worth the effort!

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe

Shawn Fidler brought some of this in to work and I couldn't keep my hands off of it!!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 696.9kcal


For the Batter

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Batter:
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine Flour, baking powder and soda, whisk then add to creamed mixture alternating with the sour cream.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into greased and floured 10" Fluted Tube (Bundt) pan. Bake @ 350 F for approx 60-65 minutes until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Glaze:
  • In a sauce pan, melt chocolate chips and butter on a low heat.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  • Drizzle over cake.


Serving: 162g | Calories: 696.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 87.7g | Protein: 9.1g | Fat: 36.9g | Saturated Fat: 22.2g | Cholesterol: 136.2mg | Sodium: 404.8mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 51.4g

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