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german chocolate pound cake - sallye

(1 rating)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This is an old recipe from my mother's treasure trove. It is a wonderfully simple and delicious cake. As you know, if you follow any of my recipes, my mother was a very traditional cook, so some of the directions are of the old school. I have modernized somewhat, but still like to use her instructions for the sake of authenticity. Feel free to upgrade to suit your methods of mixing and baking.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For german chocolate pound cake - sallye

  • 1 bar
    (4 oz) baker's german chocolate
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4 lg
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

How To Make german chocolate pound cake - sallye

  • 1
    Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside. Grease and flour tube or bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 300º
  • 2
    Place chocolate in microwave safe bowl and heat for 10-15 seconds (just until partially melted). Set aside.
  • 3
    Place softened butter in large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until fluffy. Continue beating while you add the sugar gradually.
  • 4
    Add eggs one at a time while you continue beating. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • 5
    Continue beating as you add flour mixture and buttermilk gradually, beginning with flour and ending with flour.
  • 6
  • 7
    When flour and buttermilk have been well blended into butter mixture, turn beater down to low and gradually blend in chocolate.
  • 8
    Transfer to pan and bake at 300º for about 1-1/2 hours (until toothpick stuck in densest part of cake comes out clean). Let rest in pan for about 5 minutes, then turn out onto serving dish. #1 Option - want to coat with a glaze, an easy one follows. #2 Option - if you want to serve "as is" with just ice cream, cover and let it cool completely before cutting.
  • 9
    Easy glaze: 1/4 cup lemon or orange juice 1-1/2 cup sugar Place in saucepan and heat over low temperature just until sugar is dissolved and mixture is well blended. Pour over warm cake.
  • 10
    If you really want to be decadent, use my praline icing recipe....
  • 11
    Another good icing for this cake is
  • 12
    One more icing recipe you might like:

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