Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

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Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comThere are several things you can do with the basic pound cake. In this version, I melted chocolate and swirled it in, before spooning the batter into the pan to bake. Who doesn’t  love chocolate? so of course we all enjoyed eating the cake. 

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.com

  • Ingredients 
  • 450g (1 Ib, 3 cups Australian, 3½ cups American) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 450g (1 Ib, 16oz, 1¾ cup) sugar
  • 450g (1 Ib, 16oz, 4 sticks) butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 50g chocolate, melted over a simmering water or in the microwave

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comPlease always assemble all ingredients before you start. Grease and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. I used overhanging parchment.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comSift the flour and baking powder. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comBeat in the eggs, one at a time and beat until fully incorporated.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comGradually fold in the flour.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comThis is what the batter looks like after folding in the flour

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comMelt the chocolate over simmering water or in the microwave. Let cool slightly.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comAdd to the batter

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comusing a knife or spatula swirl in with 5 strokes (don’t over-mix)

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comTransfer to the greased and floured baking pan(s).

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.comBake 45-50 minutes at 175°C (350°F), until a skewer inserted comes out clean. I baked at 160°C (325°F) for 50 minutes. The temperature you use, will depend on your oven.

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake myfavouritepastime.com

Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Baking time: 50-60 minutes; Makes: two 9 x 5 inch (23 x 13 cm) cakes

Ingredients (Please note you can halve ingredients and make one cake)

  • 450g (1 Ib, 3 cups Australian, 3½ cups American) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 450g (1 Ib, 16oz, 1¾ cup) sugar
  • 450g (1 Ib, 16oz, 4 sticks) butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 50g semi-sweet chocolate, melted over a simmering water or in the microwave and cooled slightly

Instructions

  1. Sift or whisk the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and beat until fully incorporated.
  4. Gradually fold in the flour.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate over the batter and using a knife or spatula swirl in with 5 strokes (don’t over-mix).
  6. Transfer to the greased and floured baking pan(s).
  7. Bake 45-50 minutes at 175°C (350°F), until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cup measures based on American cup of 240ml.

Points to Note:

  1. Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cake at 325ºF (160ºC) for 50 minutes’
  2. I halved the recipe and made one 9 x 5 inch cake.
  3. I always weigh ingredients, especially the flour and butter.
  4. For cup measures, spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need.

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29 thoughts on “Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

    1. Ha ha I’ve been overtaking but now I’ve taken a break for almost two weeks. Too busy with sports and tournaments.Have a Happy Easter!
      Liz

  1. I love a simple pound cake, Liz. Iced cakes and cupcakes are great but there’s just something about pound cake that I really enjoy. Now you’ve gone and added chocolate to the batter. The simple pound cakes are going to be so jealous. 🙂

  2. Liz! Another wonderful recipe! The swirls are so lovely. I could see this being served at tea. I love a good, solid pound cake recipe. There’s something so no-fuss and satisfying about it. 🙂

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