Tutorial Tuesday: Chocolate Pound Cake

1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 tablespoons cocoa (this is what the recipe calls for, but hey, I used 6 because I love chocolate!)
1 cup milk


Do yourself a favor and set out all of your ingredients ahead of time. And set your oven to 325. And just know you’re going to need some time to make this cake. It takes 80 minutes just to bake!

Start by creaming your butter and shortening.

Next, add your sugar a bit at a time.
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Now after that, you’ll be plopping your eggs in one at a time. Mix well after each one.
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Next add your vanilla.

Now mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
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Start alternating your dry mix and milk into the mixer…
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Combine well.
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Grease a nice big bunt cake pan and start filling it.

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You’ll want to pop this baby in the oven and bake it for 80-90 minutes. I think I left mine in for about 85 minutes. Might vary depending on your oven.

Let it cool throughly and then it’s time to om nom nom!!

Oh… well, I guess we could garnish it with some lovely powdered sugar as well…

Happy baking!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mutuelle dentaire renault boulogne-billancourt
    May 08, 2013 @ 13:34:11

    Genial ! Je partage ca sur facebook. j’ajoute votre blog à mes favoris. bonne continuation.


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