Decadent German Chocolate Pound Cake {Granny's Recipe}

German Chocolate Pound Cake, luscious rich pound cake made with Baker's German Sweet Chocolate and dusted with a little powdered sugar to make it decadent.


When you see recipes for German Chocolate Pound Cakes, you usually see them made with a cake mix.  They are delicious made with them, and I use them, but my favorite recipe is my Mother's.  Her recipe is one that was popular in 70's and made with Baker's German sweet chocolate.  This recipe is unique in that you cover the warm cake in a tight cake-cover so that it will sweat until it is completely cool, producing a moist and velvety pound cake.
German Chocolate Pound Cake

Happy Valentine's Day ~  This Decadent German Chocolate Pound Cake is sure to please your sweetheart on this most romantic and indulgence of days!



German Chocolate Pound Cake
Original Recipe Source:  Adams Extract

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4 ounce) package German sweet chocolate

Directions:  
Preheat oven 300 degrees F.  In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt German chocolate in the microwave for 1-2 minutes at 30 SECOND intervals only until chocolate is melted; stir and set aside.

Using the paddle attachment in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream sugar and shortening.  Add eggs, vanilla, butter flavoring, and buttermilk.

Whisk together flour, soda, and salt.  Add to creamy mixture and mix well.  Then add melted German Chocolate and blend together well.

Pour batter in a  9 or 10-inch tube pan that has been well greased and dusted with flour.  Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove cake from pan while still hot and place under a tight fitting cake-cover and leave covered until cold.

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27 comments :

  1. Oh yeh Baby! This looks soooo scrumptious! I'm not big on cakes, unless they're made from scratch. Your mom sure had the bestest recipes huh? I'm so happy you share them with us. Thanks - enjoy a love-filled weekend.

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  2. This looks heavenly delicious!!!

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  3. Two of my favorite things in one, I cannot wait to make this! Thanks so much for sharing on Weekend Potluck!

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  4. Popped over here from weekend potluck. That cake looks so rich and chocolaty! German chocolate is my Dad's favorite!

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  5. Looks so delicious! I love how you used the pizza dough in the previous recipe!

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  6. This a great looking cake!
    I love old recipe and would really like to try it.
    Can you please let me know how much weigh 1 pck of chocolate, as I don't live in the usa
    Thanks, Winnie

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    1. Hi Winnie...that bar of chocolate is 4 ounces...if you can't get it...Swiss chocolate is similar! hope you enjoy this recipe...let me know!

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  7. Thanks Kay for such a quick answer :)
    Yes - I'd love to try your recipe

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  8. Looks Delicious! I saw you on EMM Church Supper and so glad I did! <3 and Hugs!

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    1. Welcome to CWK...thank you for stopping by...blessings, K

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  9. wow what a gorgeous & romantic cake!! If you are willing, you can share this recipe & other romantic recipes with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

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  10. My mouth is watering, I bet that's delicious! Granny knows what shes doing!

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  11. Love grandma's recipes, they are just the best, filled with love and fresh ingredients. This one sounds DELICIOUS!!

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  12. My hubby loves german chocolate cake, will have to make this for him!

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  13. What a great sounding and looking cake - fabulous recipe
    mary x

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  14. The pound cake looks awesome and love the presentation. Thx for linking to the event. Could you also add a link to the event announcement? Thx.

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  15. That looks really good I've ZipListed your recipe.... Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  16. I added coconut and will top with powdered suger and pecans, ( OMG the batter sure tastes good ) ok so i cleaned the paddle...

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  17. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

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  18. You are being featured @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party.
    Stop by and pick up a featured button:)

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  19. You really do have the best recipes....this looks so tasty...especially with the rose. =)

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  20. I definitely want to make this. Where do you get butter flavoring? never heard of it.

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    1. You can find it on the shelf where the vanilla flavoring are....hope this helps.

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  21. You have so many wonderful recipes! Everything looks so delicious! Stopping by from The Cast Party! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Welcome to CWK....you are making my day! Always love to hear feedback from wonderful people like you...enjoy your weekend!

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  22. This cake looks and sounds so good--I will need to try it!

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  23. Hi Kay,
    This is a beautiful and flavorful Pound Cake. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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