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Family Secret Chocolate Pound Cake

 Family Secret Chocolate Pound Cake
This cake has been a longtime family favorite—I've been making it for 25 years.
16-20 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2-3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla. Sift
  • together dry ingredients; add gradually to creamed mixture, blending
  • just until well mixed. Pour into a well-greased fluted tube pan.
  • Bake at 350° for about 1 hour (toothpick will not come out clean
  • when testing). Let stand 2-3 minutes before inverting onto a cake
  • plate. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream if desired. Refrigerate
  • leftovers. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 332 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.