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Chocolate Pecan Cake

Queen of Hearts Chocolate Pecan Cake

Use good quality chocolate to make this luscious chocolate pound cake. I recommend the Wilton Queen of Hearts cake pan for a stunning presentation.
Course cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 1 -2 cakes
Author Mimi Holtz


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a bundt cake pan with baking spray that includes flour, or butter and flower the cake pan.
  • Place the chopped pecans in the bottom of the bundt pan.
  • Place the softened butter into a large mixing bowl and beat on low speed with electric or stand mixer until soft. Increase the speed and whisk until the butter is fluffy.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and let them cool to room temperature.
  • Add the sugar 1/4 cup at a time, whisking with the mixer until each addition is whipped into the butter.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating each for 1 minute after adding to the butter and sugar.
  • Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt into a small bowl.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/2 cup of milk and mix on medium speed. Repeat with 1/3 flour mixture and 1/2 cup sugar. Then add the remaining flour and mix.
  • Stir in the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake pan until 2/3 full. Any leftover batter can be baked in a loaf pan that has been buttered and floured.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 60-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
  • (A loaf pan will bake in about 30-45 minutes)
  • Cool the cakes in the pan for 15 minutes, then carefully loosen the cake by running a knife around the inside edge of the cake pan.
  • Turn the cake upside down to remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or homemade chocolate sauce.