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Chocolate chip pound cake (with sour cream)

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 squares 1x
  • Category: Cakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


A simple pound cake studded with chocolate chips. Bake it as a snack cake, cupcakes, loaf cake or even layer cake to be frosted and filled.



  • 3 cups (400g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, at room t°
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional but very good)
  • 4 eggs, at room t°
  • 1 cup (250g) sour cream, at room t°
  • Scant 1 1/2 cups (250g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven at 350°F /180°C.
  2. Spray or butter a 9×7-inch rectangular pan or similar, and line the bottom with parchment paper if you want to, or sprinkle with fine dry breadcrumbs or flour.
  3. Take a tablespoon from the flour amount and mix it in a bowl with the chocolate chips (to prevent them from going to the bottom of the cake).
  4. In a large bowl beat butter until creamy and add both sugar gradually, beating for 2-3 minutes total.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add sifted dry ingredients – flour, baking powder and soda and salt – in 3 parts alternating with the sour cream in 2 parts.
  7. (I have the dry ingredients measured and sift them directly into the butter mixture, but you can sift them first in another bowl if you want to).
  8. Mix well but don´t beat too much.
  9. Add chips and cream and mix well until no dry spots remain.
  10. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  11. Let cool on a wire rack.
  12. If some cake stuck to the sides carefully run a smooth blade knife around the sides before unmolding.
  13. It keeps for a few days well wrapped at room t°, or frozen for a month.


It keeps for a few days well wrapped at room t°, or frozen for a month.

Keywords: pound cake, chocolate chips