Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Ganache is chocolate lovers dream: rich chocolate cake + thick layer of silky and smooth chocolate ganache!

Today, the world became one Chocolate pound cake fan richer! Yes, our own grandpa! And here is how it happened. Believe it or not, in my short kitchen career, I never tried to make this beautiful chocolate cake. Whenever it was time for desert, everyone was asking for something creamy, with delicious filling or a cheesecake. Nobody wanted good old chocolate cakes anymore! But, looking through various recipes on the Internet, I was always attracted by photos of these plentiful cakes like Tracey’s chocolate cake or the delicious cake from Tutti-Dolci. But, for any eventuality, I kept some of these recipes in my bookmarks.

And yesterday was the perfect day for the chocolate pound cake to spread it’s aroma in my kitchen. My husband was on a business trip, while my son Marco was at my husband’s parents place. Perfect! I was certain that I would not hear something like “Vera, why don’t you, nevertheless, make those chocolate cupcakes?”

I found some wonderful recipes and decided to take what I like from every one of them. And so, in a very short time, I was taking out a beautiful chocolate cake from a hot oven, and decided to top it all with moist chocolate ganache. When everything cooled off, I cut off a piece. MMMM, just as I thought! A beautiful taste of chocolate cake, which was very moist in places and reminded me of brownies, which I adore!

Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache


For the cake:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa
2 oz chocolate (chopped)
1/3 cup boiling water
1 cup butter (softened)
1 1/4 cup sugar
5 egg

For chocolate ganache:
3 oz chocolate (chopped)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Grease the 9×5 inch loaf pan and line it with the baking paper
  • Preheat the oven at 325 degrees F.
  • In a bowl mix together flour and salt
  • Place the chopped chocolate in the heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over to melt the chocolate, then stir in the cocoa and set aside to cool for a few minutes
  • Mix the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy, add chocolate and cocoa mixture and mix it well
  • Eggs add one at a time, and mix well after each addition.

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