Basic Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe
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Basic Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

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This is one of my favorite cakes to bake. A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago. Somehow it just gets better each time you bake it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 429 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Combine the milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture. Mix well.
  2. Pour into greased tube pan without removable bottom. Bake at 350° for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Pound Cake in Country Extra March 1991, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 429 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"A wonderful cake, easy to make , very yummy."

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"This is sooo delish!! I didn't have any lard so used about a 1/4 c. Canola oil. I also baked it in two bread loaf pans. I baked it about 45 min. It had a really good flavor, this is a keeper!"

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