Sometimes simple, uncomplicated things are the best. I have to admit, I get swept up in the latest food trends, watching magazines and favorite blogs going above and beyond with ingredients, technique and food styling. I am always impressed, but  there are times when I just want an old stand by – something that doesn’t fill up my whole dishwasher with dirty bowls. Something I can make a day ahead of time and know it will not be stale or soggy when I serve it.
Hello, pretty pumpkin poundcake. You are my simple holiday miracle. Tender and sweet with chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg, you are perfect for snowy morning get-to-gethers, afternoon coffee breaks, late night nibbles.

Pumpkin Poundcake with Chocolate
Sadly, I don’t know the original source. The recipe was given to me by a baker I worked with years ago.

I think this cake tastes better on the second and third day, yeah! You can make it early.  

3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs
1 can [15 ounces] pumpkin
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a Bundt pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a standing mixer, mix together sugar and canola oil until well combined. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Add pumpkin and mix until smooth. Stir in bittersweet chocolate. Pour batter into the Bundt pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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5 Responses to pumpkin poundcake with chocolate

  1. eidolons says:

    Oooooh! I am definitely making this to take to the knitting ladies I hang out with on Friday nights! Thank you!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Not only does this look and sound really tasty, it’s also the perfect thing for a pot-luck I’m going to on Sunday! (Yay!) So glad I found your lovely blog. 🙂

  3. Stephanie says:

    Made it yesterday, took it to the pot-luck, and everyone (including me) LOVED it! I’ll be making this one a lot from now on. 🙂

  4. Cake says:

    This always bakes for 1 hour 10 mins for me. Love it! I add walnuts.

  5. christi says:

    could I make this in a 9×5 loaf pan?

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