Chocolate Chip Lemon Pound Cake
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour 55 mins
  • Cake:
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (1 to 1½ lemons)
  • 1¼ cups chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (1 to 1½ lemons)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Chocolate ganache:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
  1. For the cake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325˚. Set aside a 14 cup bundt pan.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping bowl down as needed. Add eggs and additional yolk, one at a time, until combined. On low speed, mix in one-half of flour and baking soda and then add sour cream, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add remaining dry ingredients, scraping the bowl down in between additions.
  4. Add chocolate chips.
  5. Spray the bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray (i.e. Bakers Joy® or Pan Grease). Transfer batter to the pan. Bake at 325˚ for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
  6. For the glaze:
  7. While the cake is cooling in the pan, prepare the glaze. Combine the lemon juice with sugar. Microwave to warm the juice, which will allow the sugar to melt. Immediately after the cake has been turned onto the cooling rack, brush the entire top surface of the cake with the glaze. Cool completely.
  8. For the chocolate ganache:
  9. In a small saucepan over medium low heat melt butter with cream. When it starts to simmer turn the stove off and add chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are completely melted. Allow ganache to sit for 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer ganache to plastic freezer bag and cut small piece off a bottom corner. Drizzle ganache over cake.
  11. Betsy's tidbit:
  12. Place the cooling rack over a piece of wax paper prior to glazing the cake. No messy counters to clean up afterwards.
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