Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

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Here’s an awesome recipe straight from my grandmother’s handwriting for a delicious chocolate pound cake:

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.  Cream the butter, sugar, and shortening.

3.  Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.

4.  Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk, being sure to blend well.

5.  Add vanilla extract.

6.  Pour into a large greased tube or Bundt cake pan and bake for one hour and 10 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Nana’s Chocolate Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of milk

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Cream the butter, sugar, and shortening.

Add the eggs one at a time and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients alternately with milk, being sure to blend well.

Add vanilla extract.

Pour into a large greased tube or Bundt cake pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

http://southernbite.com/2009/11/04/chocolate-pound-cake/

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Comments

  1. Hey Stacey! This cake looks so GOOOOD! I will definitely be making this very soon! Just one question – I take it that it calls for 1/2 cup shortening? Thanks for the recipe.

  2. oooh no! Yep, 1/2 cup!

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