Milk Chocolate Pound Cake

Upgrade this easy pound cake recipe with a couple handfuls of chopped milk chocolate in the batter and a topping of smooth chocolate ganache. For a triple dose of cocoa, top each slice of chocolate pound cake with a shower of mini chocolate chips.

Milk Chocolate Pound Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 cup butter

  • 6 eggs

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 8 ounce milk chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1 recipe Milk Chocolate Ganache

Milk Chocolate Ganache

  • cup whipping cream

  • 6 ounce chopped milk chocolate


  1. Let butter and eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on medium speed about 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low to medium speed for 1 minute after each addition and scraping sides of bowl frequently. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in milk chocolate. Spoon batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

  3. Bake for 70 to 75 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Spoon Milk Chocolate Ganache over cooled cake.

Milk Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a medium saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add milk chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

462 Calories
23g Fat
58g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 462
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 7g
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 151mg 3%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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