Family Secret Chocolate Pound Cake
This cake has been a longtime family favorite—I've been making it for 25 years.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2-3/4 cups sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- Whipped cream, optional
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 332 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Chocolate Pound Cake in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate