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Double Chocolate Pound Cake Double Chocolate Pound Cake ingredients Orange Zest for Vanilla Orange Glaze Double Chocolate Pound Cake Double Chocolate Pound Cake recipe Hi! I’m back from Tokyo trip, jet lagged and all, totally missing all the amazing food I ate. I’m thinking about writing a little travel post of my experience, but we shall see! Getting back into the swing of things has been really difficult. I’m going to bed super late, and waking up really early, and I generally feel weird. I’m not sure if it’s me missing Tokyo, or the weird mental state no sleep is giving me, but either way I hope to be back to normal soon.

My favorite part of Tokyo was the ramen. SO. MUCH. RAMEN. So salty, so delicious. I think this is the reason I came home with swollen ankles. I felt like a sausage. Since being back I’ve been craving some sweets, so we decided to make this really chocolate to the extreme pound cake. This is our first of a series of posts with Almond Breeze, and we are so excited to create some great recipes with it. This Double Chocolate Pound is really easy to prepare, and the Vanilla Orange Glaze that you pour on top makes this chocolate pound just a little more special, and pretty. Enjoy!


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Double Chocolate Pound Cake
Makes 1 (9 inch) loaf

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2/3 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
orange-vanilla glaze:
zest and juice of 1 small orange
1/4 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 to 3 cups sifted powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 325˚F.
2. Place flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stir in milk and vanilla until just combined.
4. Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and stir together until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 9”x5” loaf pan.
5. Bake pound cake for 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the pound cake.
6. Remove from the oven and allow the loaf to cool completely before removing from the loaf pan.
7. For the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, milk and vanilla. Begin whisking in powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until all the sugar has been used and the glaze is thick and smooth. Fold in the zest until just combined.
8. Pour the glaze over the pound cake and let it sit for about 20 minutes, to allow the glaze to harden. Slice and serve.



  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes pleaaaaase!! This looks so good!!

  2. Jade Sheldon-Burnsed Not Specified Not Specified

    Dang, this looks decadent…

  3. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    The fudginess!!!! Aaaaa! Orange and chocolate is the best combo ever!!!

  4. sa.fifer Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks absolutely scrumptious–I love chocolate and I love pound cakes. I can’t wait to make this.

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  6. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing! So fudgey and so my thing!!

    Beautiful photos as always. I love that white plate you have the whole loaf of bread on. So cool!! Where did you get it>

  7. The slow pace blog Not Specified Not Specified

    I started a diet today. Oh no!

  8. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Double chocolate and pound cake?! I’m in!

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  10. Medeja Not Specified Not Specified

    Such great chocolate loaded cake! I like such pound cakes a lot!

  11. Whitny Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this recipe last night and followed the directions, EXACTLY, but about twenty minutes into baking I smelled a burning smell and realized the batter was dripping out of the pan into my BRAND NEW OVEN! It continued to ooze over for about an hour!! Was this the exact recipe you made? I find it hard to believe that this recipe makes one loaf or fits in a 9×5 pan after my experience last night.

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      That’s so strange. This is the recipe I used, exactly. I was even a little disappointed that I didn’t use a smaller loaf pan, as I wanted a big, thick loaf.

    • Adair Not Specified Not Specified

      This pound is baking as I type, and I’m having the same overflowing issue (after reading your comment, I made sure I had a pan under the dish). I used whole milk from cows instead of almonds; maybe this is what’s making the batter expand more?

  12. Lucy Not Specified Not Specified

    Hello! What can I substitute the almond milk with? Normal milk or buttermilk? Thanks!

  13. Lucy Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi Jenny, I made this recipe twice and both times, the pound cake could not come out of the pan cleanly! :(( the bottom of the pound cake was too moist and stuck to the loaf pan. The 2nd time I baked till the maximum time given and still it stuck. The top was nice & crispy and the cake tester came out clean. Can you tell me how to fix this? Thanks!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Lucy, I’m sorry the pound cake stuck! If you’re ever willing to make it again, lightly greasing your pan and dusting it in a thin layer if flour should help release the pound cake from the pan easily…OR you can line the bottom and longer sides of your loaf pan with parchment which will ensure no sticking and your pound cake should lift right out of the pan!

      • Lucy Not Specified Not Specified

        Hi Jenny,
        Thanks for your advice. I did grease my loaf pans but I did not use parchment paper. I’m not sure even if I use parchment paper that it would help as the bottoms (1/4 part) was too moist ro enable the cake to come out in one piece. Anyway, thanks for your reply :)

  14. Renee @ Awesome on $20 Not Specified Not Specified

    I normally skip over recipes with almond milk simply because I don’t usually keep it around my house. This cake looks absolutely irresistible, though. I have to try it.

  15. Paul V Not Specified Not Specified

    Made this too but mine crumbs when I sliced it. Still ate it though. Tastes good but just crumbs. Not sure what happened. Put all ingredients in batter.

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