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Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min.

Makes

16-20 servings

This cake's one I prepare frequently for Sunday dinner. I also make it for church meetings and to take to friends who are sick. It goes a long way—unless you have some real "chocoholics"! I've been cooking as long as I've been married, for almost 30 years. My husband's the director of a Christian youth missionary organization, and our two children are 19 and 17.

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter (must be very soft but not melted), eggs and almond extract on low just until mixed. Beat on high for 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. On low speed, add flour mixture alternately with milk, mixing just until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Sprinkle pecans in the bottom of a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Carefully pour batter over pecans. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 20 minutes in pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 385 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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