- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup solid 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
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add flour mixture alternately with combined milk and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix well. Pour into greased tube pan without removable bottom. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until cake tests done. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing cake from pan. Cool on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Reviews forBasic Chocolate Pound Cake
"This is an excellent pound cake. I love to serve it with scoops of vanilla ice cream. It's definitely a recipe that I go back to time and time again."
"I'm a die hard chocoholic, I always gotta have some or anything with chocolate in it. I told my family and in laws that I would not be able to work in a candy factory. why you might ask? Think about that episode of I Love Lucy where she and Ethel got jobs working in one and when the conveyor belt sped up, they couldn't get the chocolates wrapped fast enough. They ended up eating some or trying to hide some in their uniforms lol."
"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!"