German Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

German Chocolate Chip Pound Cake


"An easy pound cake with German, or semi sweet chocolate chips."


2 h servings 504 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 504 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.2g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 - 9 inch loaf pans. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and butter flavoring. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, and mix well. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter into 2 - 9 inch loaf pans. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Made it twice, the first time as written. Yuck-- why tolerate the health hazards of hydrogenated fats? Second time, made it with butter (as pound cakes were originally made) and of course skipp...

This was yummy! Very quick and was it moist! Tastes best when warm. It has become one of the desserts of choice at our weekly barbecues.

I cut this recipe in half to try it out. The cake fell after I removed it from the oven, but was still very tasty. I used butter-flavored shortening since I didn't have the butter flavoring. It ...

Unfortunately my rating is low and do not often do this but suggest that butter is used. Otherwise this cake tends to have little flavor and dry out too quickly. It certaily warrants 5 star...

This is a very nice cake, great with ice cream while it's still warm. I didn't want to make a trip to the store, so I used sour cream instead of buttermilk and I only had 1/2 cup of shortening,...

I really liked this cake. I was looking for something to make to use up the buttermilk I had and tried this. I made it for supper when my extended family was comming over. I did not find it d...

Great cake! I used chocolate chips and when served warm, it tastes excellent. As it aged, the cake staled a bit but when fresh it was perfect! Plan to make again.

I made this with butter instead of shortening and omitted the butter extract. I also don't buy buttermilk and always substitute with home-made - (1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 cup of milk, sti...

The taste was good. I would lessen amount of chocolate chips.