Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

My hubby was in charge of Mothers Day dessert and he made this. It turned out so good and definitely was a new favorite of mine!! Props to my hubby, he did a great job!!!

1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tbsp half/half
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sour cream, sugar, and half and half, blending ingredients well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Add half the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and blend well; then add the remaining flour mixture and blend everything well. Fold in the mini-chocolate chips, stirring to distribute the chips evenly in the batter.
Pour or spoon batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 70 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean (your toothpick may not come out totally clean because of the melty chocolate chips in the loaf; be careful not to overbake or loaf may be a little dry). Cool in loaf pan 10-15 minutes; then remove from pan and cool completely (that is, if you’re planning on frosting it…it’s great unfrosted, too, right out of the oven when the chocolate chips are warm and melty!)
When loaf is completely cool, frost with Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (see recipe at the end of post)

Rick Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp half/ half
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Cream the softened butter and powdered sugar. Then add in the cocoa powder and blend well. Add 2 Tbsp. half & half and mix well. When pound cake is completely cool, spoon all of the frosting on top of the cake and spread out to cover the top–you’ll have a nice thick layer of frosting! Then garnish with the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, sprinkling down the center of the cake.

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