Decadent German Chocolate Pound Cake {Granny's Recipe}

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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


  • 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

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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Kay Little
Kay Little

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