Toll House Pound Cake

  • Yield: 16 servings

"This is absolutely my daughter’s favorite cake—mine, too. It’s from a Nestle Tollhouse cookbook published in 1987. My husband retired from Nestle in 2004. I usually say that a chocolate cake is my favorite, but this cake is so rich and with some chocolate in it. Hope you enjoy it, too!"—Jacquelyn Sanger


3cups all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2cups sugar
1cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
6 eggs
1 1/3cups sour cream
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) package Toll House semisweet chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  3. In large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat with a mixer a medium high speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and vanilla.  Gradually blend in flour mixture.  Stir in Toll House morsels.  Pour into prepared pan. Bake 70 to 75 minutes. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan.  Cool completely on wire rack.  (I sift a little bit of powdered sugar on top.)

Testers’ notes: A great, simple cake—very moist and dense.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 473
  • Fat 23g
  • Cholesterol 118mg
  • Sodium 214mg
  • Carbohydrate 64g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 6g