Prepare Cake: Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients. Beat 1 1/2 cups butter in a medium bowl at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yolk disappears. Combine 1 1/4 cups buttermilk and next 2 ingredients. Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition. Fold in bittersweet chocolate morsels. Pour batter into a well-greased (with shortening) and floured 12-cup Bundt pan. Sharply tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
Prepare Chocolate Glaze: Combine semisweet chocolate morsels, 3 Tbsp. butter, and 1 Tbsp. corn syrup in a microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until morsels begin to melt, stirring after 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
Prepare Buttermilk Glaze: Whisk together powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. buttermilk, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Add up to 1 Tbsp. buttermilk, if desired. Drizzle warm glazes over cooled cake.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cakes: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 1, pouring batter into 2 lightly greased (with vegetable cooking spray) 12-cup Bundt brownie pans, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake at 325° for 26 to 30 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely. Proceed with recipe as directed in Steps 3 and Makes 2 dozen. Hands-on 45 min.; Total 1 hour, 25 min.
I was very surprised to read the reviews from those who didn't like this cake! I have a custom cake and baking business and I thought this recipe was a stand out. The cake baked up beautifully and yes, you need to thoroughly grease and flour your pan. It was moist, rich, dense and chocolatey. The blend of different chocolates came together beautifully with the buttermilk glaze to create a delicious experience for any chocolate lover! My family devoured it and I will be making it again and again... Don't let the other reviews discourage you! This recipe is a winner for sure!
This is the best chocolate pound cake ever. Deep rich flavor. I actually made this with 2 cups of Truvia andone cup of sugar with great results.Mine didn't stick since I heeded the advice of other reviewers. I greased with shortening, sprayedwth Baker's Joy and then dusted with flour. Used a Bundt pan and it was a beauty.
I'm an experienced baker, and followed the recipe to the letter. And YES, before you ask... my baking powder was fresh! The cake rose ok (maybe not quite as well as expected) but then flattened out as it cooled. While the flavor was good and the cake was moist it was very dense, more like a brownie. Hence the 2 stars. Won't be making again.
I have read all the reviews before leaving this one and have to admit the 1st time I made this cake it stuck to the bundt pan. Determined not to have that happen a 2nd time I invested in a more expensive pan and have since had no problems. The cake consistency is dense and I feel is better without the chocolate chips. The ganache and buttermilk icings make the cake beautiful and are not too sweet. My friends and family rave about this cake and always ask for it. I have probably made it at least 10 times.
This is my new go-to cake recipe! Not only is it beautiful but amazingly sinful. It would be a great cake to travel somewhere or as a gift. I wouldn't change a thing. And for those who noted it stuck to the pan, I didn't have a bit of an issue. (I used a little flour spray and it came right out of my dark Nordic Ware nonstick...and let it cool the 20 minutes as stated.) The chunks of chocolate within it is a treat.
A dense, moist, richly flavored pound cake that needs no recipe tweeking whatsoever. It is perfect as written and produces a cake exactly as shown in the picture. For chocolate lovers and non-chocolate lovers alike this will become a favorite cake. It makes a wow statement for presentation and tastes as good as it looks. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!