This is the best Chocolate Pound Cake that you will ever make!! The recipe came from the Goodness Gracious Cookbook by The Junior League of Macon, GA. given to me by my sister-in-law. I have made this recipe maybe a million times. I am not exaggerating. Well, maybe a little. I made this several years ago for a very dear friend of mine . I volunteered to make the groom’s cake for her daughter. What in the world was I thinking? I practiced so much that we were sick of it!!! You won’t get sick of it though. It is a great pound cake with the best texture and chocolate flavor. Oh, my it is fabulous!!
Here is the recipe and all the pictures to make your baking a little easier.
Chocolate Pound Cake
- 1 cup butter plus 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Cream butter and shortening, add sugar and beat until light. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Add vanilla extract before last flour. Bake in a greased and floured tube pan 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
Sift 3 cups of Cake Flour
Grease and flour tube cake pan with removable center
2 sticks softened Butter and 1/2 cup shortening
Add 3 cups Sugar
1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder & 1/4 teaspoon salt
Make sure baking powder date has not expired!!!
Sift dry ingredients together
5 eggs at room temperature
Cream fat and sugar
Add eggs 1 at a time and beat after each egg
Batter after all eggs added and mixed
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk
Adding milk alternately with dry ingredients
As needed scrape the side of the bowl
I love this photo!! 1 Tablespoon of vanilla is added.
Ready to bake at 325 degrees for 1hr. 15 min.
When a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake it is done. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before taking it out of the pan. Please allow to cool or else it will fall apart! Run a straight edge around the cake and the tube. Carefully remove the cake from the pan by pulling out the center tube.
Run a straight edge under the bottom
Put cake back in the pan and cover with a plate.
Flip it over and remove pan
Put cake platter on top and flip it over
Here you go!!
Hope you enjoy! Gosh I’m tired after all that!
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