Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake - 12/8/04

Bittersweet Chocolate Pound Cake
Classic pound cake gets a chocolate boost in this rich dessert that’s finished with a decorative drizzle of melted chocolate!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups water
2 Tbs TASTER’S CHOICE® 100% Pure Instant Coffee
3 bars (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars, broken into pieces
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs

Chocolate Glaze
1 bar (2 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars
3 Tbs butter or margarine (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons water
1 tsp vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease 10-inch bundt pan.


  1. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in small bowl. Bring water and Taster’s Choice to a boil in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add 3 bars (6 oz.) baking chocolate; stir until smooth.
  2. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat on high speed for 5 minutes. Beat in flour mixture alternately with chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert onto wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with Chocolate Glaze; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Chocolate glaze

  1. Melt baking bar and butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar alternately with water until of desired consistency. Stir in vanilla extract.

Servings: 12
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
The following ingredients were not linked to the ingredient database and were not included in the nutrition information:
Powdered sugar (optional)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 545.57
Calories From Fat 261.21
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30.19g 46%
Saturated Fat 17.94g 89%
Cholesterol 104.16mg 34%
Sodium 169.03mg 7%
Potassium 219.24mg 6%
Carbohydrates 70.03g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.47g 13%
Protein 5.96g 11%

Source: Nestlé