Best Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Triple Chocolate Pound Cake is the best chocolate cake you can have. It is rich in chocolate, moist and flavorful, indulging, and topped with honey-roasted figs. This Chocolate Cake makes for an easy, decadent and stunning dessert.

I like Chocolate Cakes that are moist and tender like Chocolate Banana Bread, Chocolate Brownie Cake, and Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake. 

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Triple Chocolate Pound Cake is hands down one of the best-loaded Chocolate Cakes that I have ever made. The cake has cacao powder, a hefty amount of chocolate chips, melted the dark chocolate and topped with figs, that makes it a perfect desert for chocolate lovers.

Also, the honey-roasted figs on top blend well with the chocolate, and give the cake a nice fruity balance that is not overpowering. Their creaminess and tenderness work well in this rich and scrumptious dessert. It is simply delicious, tender and not overly sweet.

In addition, the figs may be a bit bland when served raw, but after you cook them in honey and butter they start to shine. The honey adds just the right amount of sweetness, and we all know that anything cooked in butter is amazingly rich and good.

Triple Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

 

Tips On How To Make Triple Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe:

  • Use quality Chocolate – since chocolate is the main ingredient here, make sure you use quality cocoa powder and chocolate.
  • Also, use larger chocolate chips, as they don’t fully melt when baked and are amazing when you bite into them!
  • You can control the sweetness level by using semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate in this recipe
  • Use fresh figs that are not fully ripening, to the pint of being mushy. Since the figs will be cooked they need to maintain a nice visual form.

Why You’ll Love This Triple Chocolate Pound Cake:

  • It is rich and chocolaty this is a show stopper dessert
  • Can be made 1 or 2 days in advance so you don’t have to worry about a last-minute dessert

How Long Will Triple Chocolate Pound Cake Stay Fresh?

The cake can be stored wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for about 4-5 days.

Can You Store and Freeze it?

Absolutely! This cake freezes well. First, cool the cake completely and fully wrap it in plastic wrap, tightly. After that wrap in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Defrost before slicing.

Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

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Triple Chocolate Pound Cake
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total time: 1 hr 45 mins

Ingredients

Triple Chocolate Pound Cake:

  • 2 sticks  butter  (room temperature, plus some for greasing the pan)
  • 3 cups  all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/3 cup  cocoa 
  • 10 oz  dark chocolate  (chopped)
  • 1 cup  heavy cream 
  • 3 cups  sugar 
  • 5  large eggs  (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup  mini chocolate chips 

Honey Roasted Figs:

  • 1 pint  fresh figs  (halved)
  • 3 tablespoons  butter  (melted)
  • 4 tablespoons  honey 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 10-inch loaf pan with butter.
  3. In medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa and set aside.
  4. Pour heavy cream into a microwavable dish and add 5 ounces of chocolate to it. Microwave for 40 seconds, stir and microwave again for 30 seconds and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and combined with the cream. The mixture must be well combined and shiny. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the wire attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 1 minutes. Add the eggs one a time, beating well on medium - low speed, after each addition. With the motor running on low, add the flour mixture followed by the chocolate mixture. Mix on low until combined.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips with spatula.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 10 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the cake, it should come out clean. Start checking at the 50 minutes mark as every oven is different.
  8. Once baked, cool the pound cake in the pan for 30 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once the pound cake has cooled, fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil and let the water simmer, choose a heat safe bowl that would sit nicely over the sauce pan and add the remaining 5 ounces of chopped chocolate to it.
  10. The bowl should not come into contact with the water in the saucepan as this can cause overheating. Remove the bowl from the saucepan while there are still a couple of small lumps of un-melted chocolate, stir until completely melted and smooth. If there are a few lumps that didn't melt just put the bowl back over the saucepan of hot water for a minute or two and stir again.
  11. Pour melted chocolate over the pound cake.

Honey Roasted Figs:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash and stem the figs and slice in half. In a large bowl combined figs with melted butter and honey, gently mix until the figs fully coated into the honey butter mixture.
  3. Arrange the figs side up in a baking dish and drizzle the remaining honey butter mixture from the bowl on top of the figs.
  4. Roast for about 10-15 minutes. The figs should not be too soft or mushy; you must be able to pick them up with your fingers.
  5. Place some of the figs on top of the cake, and set the others aside on a dish to serve with the pound cake.
  6. Serve the pound cake with vanilla ice cream and top with honey roasted figs.
Calories: 877 Carbohydrates: 124 Protein: 10 Fat: 40 Saturated Fat: 23 Cholesterol: 144 Sodium: 365 Potassium: 538 Fiber: 7 Sugar: 88 Vitamin A: 1000 Vitamin C: 0.9 Calcium: 153 Iron: 7.1
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Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

Oh my GOSH, Katalina! I seriously have never seen a more stunning pound cake in my life. That glaze!! So perfect. :)

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Thank you Sarah!

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Dani @ Dani California Cooks

You had me at triple chocolate but you definitely won me over at honey roasted figs. I am not a huge fan of fresh figs, but I LOVE them cooked or dried. I love how they retain their beautiful color and fresh-look when you honey roast them. So pretty!

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Yes Dani, roasted figs are so much better that fresh figs!

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

holy cow! This cake looks so rich and full of chocolate goodness and then I get figs too!

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Thanks Maureen!

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Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

This is stunning! Love the fig and chocolate combo! Pinned :)

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Thanks Ashley!

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Laura Mitbrodt

omg this looks so yummy! xo www.laurajaneatelier.com

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Thank you Laura!

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

Oh. My. Gosh. This fig pound cake looks stunningly delish. Figs and chocolate is a heavenly combo. And so mcuh yest for anything with triple chocolate. Yummy! :)

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Triple chocolate is always a good idea Anu :)

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Jen | Baked by an Introvert

This cake is lovely. I bet the fig and chocolate combination is fantastic!

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Yes, Jen the flavor combo is amazing!

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Renee

Wow, this looks amazing! I'd love the cake without the figs, and the figs without the cake. But heck, why not enjoy it all together???

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Renee, you make so much sense, together is the best way to have them!

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Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

What a gorgeous cake! I love how decadent and rich it looks! The chocolate and fig combo sounds absolutely delightful!

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Thanks Kelly, I am so in love with this combo!

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Tomas

This would mean death by chocolate. Not a bad way to go.

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haha this comment made my day, definitely not a bad way to go!

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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

I need a chocolate fix NOW!! That really looks delicious-- what a treat for a chocolate lover. Thank you for sharing!

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Marisa, this cake is definitely a treat, you should try it for yourself!

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Claudia | Gourmet Project

this recipe may calm my fig obsession... will give it a try!

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Let me know how you like it Claudia!

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Jennifer

Figs, cake and chocolate. Now all it needs is a glass of champagne and it will be a total celebration. Sounds fantastic.

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Jennifer such a fabulous idea, champagne would pair so nicely with this cake!

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Leslie

Seriously, this is quite possibly the most jaw-dropping beautiful pound cake I've seen in a while!! Figs and chocolate, I just can't take it. I'm off to the store in a bit and I'm just going to have to bake this. Done and done!!!

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Many thanks Leslie, I hope you are having a great week and let me know if you try the cake :)

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foodlovinfamily

Such a beautiful cake! Sounds like a great combination with the chocolate and figs. Thanks for sharing!

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Steph @ Steph in Thyme

Yes. Yes. Did I mention YES? Dark chocolate and figs? Oh my what a cake! So beautifully shot, too.

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Thank you Steph! :) and yes, you mentioned yes lol :)

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Michelle @ Thrifty Diy Diva

I'm pretty picky and don't care too much for figs, but I'll take that cake all day long!!

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Michelle, I would take the cake over the figs anytime too :) good choice girl :)

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LydiaF

That looks like some serious chocolate overload. Fantastic!

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Thank you Lydia.

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Platter Talk

I would love a slice of this piece of chocolate heaven! Thanks for sharing!

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I would love to share it with you :)

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Whitney

Beeeeeeaaaauuuutttiiiffuuulll!! Kat you never cease to amaze me with your recipes and photos!

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Thank you Whitney!

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Sara @ Life's Little Sweets

As usual, GORGEOUS! I love figs, this looks so good.

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Thanks Sarah!

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Ciao Florentina

You make the prettiest desserts! Those figs have my heart, I have a tree full of them but can't reach anymore. Squirrels are getting lucky.

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OMG thats so funny, lock squirels!

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Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

Figs are my favourite fruit, this cake looks absolutely amazing.

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nazima

wow this is so beautiful - the colours, the flavours. Just Yum!

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Leah

I love figs and I love chocolate! How can you go wrong?! So pretty!

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You can't go wrong with these two Leah! Thanks for stopping by!

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Binjal's VEG Kitchen

looking so beautiful and delish!!!

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thank you!

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Brian Jones

I have never tried chocolate and figs together but this sounds really good!

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Brian, you have to try roasted figs with chocolate!

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Judy

Oh wow! You had me at triple chocolate. The figs are a nice combo too. Your photos and post are absolutely amazing!

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Thank you Judy, have a nice weekend!

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Rachel @ Simple Seasonal

I keep coming across pictures of this cake in social media and I find myself drooling over my keyboard. Looks awesome!

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haha thanks Rachel :)

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Noor

Deeevine! And looks super moist! Too bad we only get dried figs here in Pakistan :(

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oh so sorry you dont have access to fresh figs, but you will love this cake without them as well :)

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Oana @AdoreFoods

OMG, what a stunning cake! You totally had me at triple chocolate mention but chocolate and roasted figs...this is HEAVEN! Can I get a slice?

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Sarah

You always make some of the most beautiful desserts and this cake is no exception! I bet it tastes just as gorgeous as it looks!

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Sandy boyd

Great cake full of chocolate. Love it!

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