Episode 7

How to bake a homemade Chocolate Pound Cake

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Being a father is a big responsibility. Appreciate them always. Pray for them and your children. Thank them with gratitude and words of affirmation. Encourage them with acts of kindness.  As fathers/husbands work long nights, encourage them with a chocolate cake and a note.

What You’ll Need

  • Mixer and mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups & spoons

  • large spoon

  • tube or bundt pan

  • cake tester


  • 2 sticks butter

  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup cocoa

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

How to bake a Chocolate Pound Cake:

  1. Cream the butter, shortening and sugar; add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternating with the evaporated milk.
  4. Lastly, add the vanilla and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan. 
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for about 70 minutes. 
  7. Insert a long toothpick or cake tester into the cake; if it comes out clean then the cake is done. 

Note: This recipe calls for evaporated milk. Make sure your butter is soften before use. If you prefer to use mini chocolate chips double the amount of chips.

Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar when cooled or serve warm with a scoop of Bluebell vanilla ice cream.

This specific Chocolate Pound Cake recipe is from the Mary Washington College Cookbook.