Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Pound Cake

It’s that time again.  Time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge.   I have had so much fun participating with all the amazing bloggers in our quest for the ultimate choocolate chip cookie, the ultimate macaroni and cheese, the ultimate fudge recipe, the ultimate mashed potatoes and now the ultimate chocolate cake.  Wow!  That’s a lot of ultimates.  =o)  But chocolate cake?  Yes, please.

You may have noticed I don’t make a lot of cake recipes.  My kids aren’t huge cake fans.  My daughter just licks off the frosting and my son isn’t too interested in cakes.  But pound cake?  They LOVE pound cake.  I think it’s because it isn’t as sweet.  I’m not sure.  But we love it!

After making Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Casserole and loving every single bite of it, I knew I had to make this amazing looking pound cake when I saw it over on Heidi Bakes.  Trisha didn’t disappoint me with her casserole and Heidi comfirmed that it was pretty darn tasty.

This recipe was taken from Trish Yearwood’s cookbook, Georgia Cooking from an Oklahoma Kitchen.  A co-worker of mine has this cookbook and let me borrow it a couple of days ago.  Oh man!  There are quite a few new recipes added to my to do list now.  =o)

Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Pound Cake
Source: Georgia Cooking from an Oklahoma Kitchen

* 3 cups all purpose flour
* 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup cocoa powder
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 3 cups sugar
* 5 large eggs
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan.

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside.  (I’ll confess, I never sift anything.  Is that bad???)

In a mixer, cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternately add flour mixture and milk, ending with the flour mixture.  Add the vanilla.

Pour into your bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.

You want the toothpick to come out not clean.  Otherwise it will be over done.  Does that make sense?  Don’t over cook!!!

Let cool in the pan for about 1 hour on a wire rack.  Flip upside down and continue to cool on a wire rack.  Be careful when you flip.  You could end up with this =o(

But we “righted” it and let it cool.

This pound cake is wonderful!!!  When I make it again (which I definitely will!) I’ll cook it at 325 for about an hour and 15 minutes rather than 350.  The flavor is wonderful!  It’s a dense cake that isn’t too sweet (so you can eat 2 pieces) but is sweet enough so it tastes like a treat!

Now are you ready for the fun?!  Thank you Tina (from Mom’s Crazy Cooking) for hosting this fun and delicious party!


Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. many pound cakes come out dry… yours looks very moist. Great job!

  2. I love pound cake and yours looks fantastic. I love having some around the house just in case. And, you feel better having a second piece when it is not too sweet! Yum!

  3. I love a good pound cake, and this one looks wonderful–very moist! Great choice!

  4. Mmmm I love pound cakes! I made the Black Magic Cake w/ White Chocolate Buttercream Icing. Also, I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

  5. Mmm that looks like a nice dense cake!

    Jennifer #19

  6. Trisha Yearwood seems to know her food~yum! I love the density of pound cake, and yours looks great, Erin!

  7. Your pound cake looks delicious. Nice choice!

    PS: Doesn’t it seem unfair that Trisha Yearwood is pretty, can sing beautifully, is married to Garth Brooks AND is an amazing cook? No fair!

  8. looks delicious. love for you to come share your blog, FB page whatever on a blog hop I am cohosting today.

  9. I love Trisha Yearwood anyway. Anything I have ever made of hers is really good. Come visit me. I am number 63

  10. THIS LOOKS AWESOME!! Yumm I will try this out for sure. have a great day 🙂

  11. Look at how high that cake rose during baking. Looks delish andi

  12. Gorgeous chocolate bundt! Great post, Erin!

  13. Yum, I love pound cake. Your cake looks wonderful!

  14. you won THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD on my blog! <3
    come to see the rules! :):)
    with love, Oshi

  15. What a terrific blog! Thanks so much for coming by and seeing my chocolate cake.

    Would love if you shared at my “Beat the Winter Blues” party on Saturday.

  16. Mmm…looks very milk chocolatey. Yum! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. I saw your post on Polkadots on Parade. Seriously…this looks SO GOOD! I write a blog for Goodwill about crafting/diy/upcycling at Have a great day!

  18. Mmm…this looks fantastic! Not sure I’ve ever had Chocolate Pound Cake…it might even be good with some kind of powdered sugar glaze drizzled over it!! Yum!

  19. I don’t sift anything either…it’s never caused an issue for me 🙂

    This cake looks incredible! My husband doesn’t like cake much, but I bet he would like pound cake!

  20. Your cake looks wonderfully moist. Funny, we are not huge cake eaters either and my daughter is known to lick off the frosting and throw away the cake too.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Cook Lisa Cook

  21. Featured on FB ~ thanks for linking up!

  22. I just ordered that recipe book on – I think I am going to enjoy those recipes!! 🙂

  23. My kids don’t do cake either! 🙂 I have this cookbook (and have NOT cooked from it yet)! Looks like I need to change that! Cake looks great! Thanks for participating in this challenge we’ve already had 17,000 hits in one day to the linky party. If you haven’t had a chance already come check out my Whopper Cake (it’s #1 in the linky party)!

  24. This looks wonderful. I love Trisha Yearwood. And your blog choice is wonderful as well.

  25. These chocolate pound cake has a perfect melt-in-your-mouth quality. These are wonderfully rich and buttery with just the right amount of chocolate flavor. Thanks for guiding about these cakes which are one of the very best options on the market.

  26. I love pound cake. It’s never too sweet and you don’t have to deal with frosting! Isn’t this a fun challenge! Come visit when you can; I’m entry #29 Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake.

  27. Mmmm… pound cake is good, and yours looks delicious. That chocolate cake would be lovely in my Black Forest Trifle. P.S. Ms. Yearwood sure knows how to cook!

  28. My kids are the same way; they just eat the But I do think they would love this cake too. It sounds delicious and the cookbook sounds great too:)

  29. That cake looks so moist and delicious. Sounds like Trisha is one great cook! I may need to find that cookbook.

  30. I just love her recipes and this one looks great, a sure winner. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  31. I have the exact same bundt pan, how cool is that? Your cake turned out great. Trisha is a good cook, isn’t she?

  32. oh I love pound cake, but you need to add ice cream to it for sure!

  33. Ooooh.. I’ve always wanted to try this! Yumm!

  34. This looks yummy! My girls love pound cake but we haven’t tried a chocolate version yet. I made a Coca-Cola Fudge cake that is just like Cracker Barrels…and it is good!

    I will be pinning this and trying soon.

  35. I want this right NOW!! Looks amazingly delicious!!

  36. Seriously – you are like wonder woman! This looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  37. What a perfect cake for an afternoon cup of coffee/tea

  38. I am adding this to my collection of pure chocolate joy!! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

  39. Yum! It looks fantastic. Glad you managed to rescue it from the floor!

  40. I am very happy to be here because this is a very good site that provides lots of information about the topics covered in depth. Im glad to see that people are actually writing about this issue in such a smart way,
    good bar food in singapore