Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

This chocolate sour cream pound cake is made with cake flour which gives the cake a very tender crumb. It’s a rich and chocolaty cake that’s great for dessert or as a snack cake.

photo of a chocolate pound cake dusted with powdered sugar

I never really liked pound cake until I made a Sour Cream Pound Cake, which was so moist and delicious I couldn’t stop thinking about it!  So, since then, I’ve been wanting to experiment with other pound cake recipes so I figured why not a chocolate pound cake? Everything tastes better with chocolate.

photo of a chocolate pound cake on a plate

How to Make Light and Moist Pound Cake

I find a lot of pound cakes to be too dense and I prefer cakes with a lighter and fluffier texture. This cake is light and moist because it uses cake flour and sour cream.

Cake flour is finer than regular all-purpose flour and it gives cakes a lighter crumb and a really nice tender texture.

Adding sour cream to the cake helps keep the cake fluffy and very moist.

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

This Chocolate Sour Cream Pound cake has a rich chocolate flavor. Like the first pound cake I made, this chocolate pound cake is moist and tender. I used a 10-inch bundt pan to bake the cake.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Cake flour
  • Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Softened unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Sour cream

How to Make a Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

  • Whisk all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, combine the vanilla with the sour cream.
  • Add the dry ingredients and sour cream in batches to the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake the cake at 325°F for 65 to 75 minutes.

The sour cream gives this chocolate pound cake a lot of moisture and a subtle tangy flavor that pairs nicely with the chocolate. This pound cake is great to serve as dessert or as a snack cake with a cup of tea.

photo of a slice of cake on a plate with two strawberries

Looking for more chocolate cake recipes? Be sure to try my Best Chocolate Cake or my 3 Ingredient Chocolate Cake Mix Mug Cake which is a super easy microwave chocolate cake for one.

Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 (10-inch) bundt cake
This pound cake has a deep chocolate flavor and is a wonderful dessert or snack cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the inside of a 10-inch Bundt pan with baking spray that contains flour.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter (make sure butter is softened in microwave first) at medium speed. Gradually beat in the sugar, until light and creamy. At medium speed, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. In a small bowl, stir the vanilla extract into the sour cream. At the low speed, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the sour cream mixture in 2 additions and mixing just until blended.
  5. Bake the cake for 65 to 75 minutes, until a flat knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then invert the cake onto the rack and let it cool completely.


Recipe adapted from recipe found on The Little Teochew

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

photo of a slice of cake on a plate with two strawberries

7 comments on “Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake”

  1. ditto @ lauren!
    you have the cutest bakeware!!!! you must have a whole drawer/pantry full of those cool pans. i still want to get that one brownie pan where every piece has an edge!
    i bet a red velvet cake would look lovely with this shape of pan.

  2. I heart chocolate pound cake 🙂

  3. Thanks! It’s one of my favorites

  4. I actually do have a full pantry of these pans. I didn’t realize how many I had until I moved and dedicated a pantry section to them.

  5. This was my first time with choc pound cake. I heart it now too =)

  6. Pingback: FreshStartMethod - Stop Smoking in One Hour, Guaranteed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *