Rick's Chocolate Pound Cake

Robin Brown


I named this after my husband because this is my husband's favorite chocolate dessert. He always lends a hand to help make it, which makes the task easier. It does take a few minutes to put all the ingredients together, but well worth the time! My mom always made great cakes by following the directions as posted in this recipe. Spend the extra time mixing the ingredients and use room temp butter, milk, eggs, etc. for the best cakes.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10-12 dependant upon slice sizes
1 Hr
1 Hr 30 Min


1/2 lb
butter, room temperature (use real, unsalted)
1/2 c
3 c
eggs, room temperature
3 c
flour (before sifting)
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
milk (always use whole milk, let set to room temp.)
1 tsp
1 lb
can of chocolate syrup

How to Make Rick's Chocolate Pound Cake


  • 1Cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 2Add eggs one-at-a-time, beating after each one is added.
  • 3Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to wet ingredients alternating with the milk.
  • 4Add vanilla after flour is thoroughly mixed in as the alcohol in flavoring will lump flour.
  • 5Add the entire large can of chocolate syrup. Mix into other ingredients. Spend a little extra time on this final step to incorporate all the ingredients very well.
  • 6Put into large tube pan which has been greased and floured.
  • 7Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • 8Icing: 1 8 0z. pack of cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 4 tablespoons (or more) milk, 1 box of powered sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa. Mix all ingredients well. Ice cooled cake.

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About Rick's Chocolate Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate