Pound Cake Euphoria

chocolate pound cake

 

Many years ago,  this cake was delivered to our home by a sweet, sweet friend after the birth of our second baby boy.  It was still warm and I can’t tell you how welcome that cake was…not to mention the visit from the friend!

I was ravenous, as we all know breastfeeding tends to make us.  I think I literally dove into that cake the second she left.  If Big Boss got to eat any of the cake, I just don’t remember. However, I had a 2 1/2 old who was more than happy to aid  in the demise of the cake…I’m pretty sure I remember that correctly.  That’s the story I’m sticking to.

Through the years, this cake has been my go-to emergency cake.  It’s fast.  I always have the ingredients. You can’t beat the heavy, moist, creamy texture of it. It’s chocolate but not extreme chocolate.

You must try this one. Really. I promise you’ll love it.  Unless you hate pound cakes. Or detest chocolate. Or are on a diet. In that case, make it and then take it to some deserving soul who has just had a baby!  You will make a friend FOREVER!!!

Love ya Mickey and thanks for a lifetime of Chocolate Pound Cake!

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Chocolate Pound Cake

1 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups sugar

Cream well and add:

5 eggs

Beat well.

Sift together in a large bowl:

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

5 Tablespoons cocoa

Combine:

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix ONLY till well-blended. Do not overbeat!

Pour into a greased and floured (or spray with no-stick baking spray) angel food or bundt cake pan.

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Place a pan of water (I use a 9″ cake pan filled 3/4 of the way with water) on  a rack under the pound cake in the oven. Bake for 90 minutes, watching carefully. I always test at 60 minutes and go from there.

Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of the cake to make sure it has released from the pan. Invert onto wire rack and try not to slice off a big hunk before it’s cooled down.  But if you have absolutely NO self-control, be sure to remember to blow on it or fan it down to cool it some before your first mouthful.  🙂

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7 Responses to Pound Cake Euphoria

  1. Kitty says:

    I’ve made this cake for years. When we were involved w/ our daughters’ high school band boosters, my assignment for the bake sale was always this cake. And I had to make two – one to sell by the slice and one to sell by the cake. And you’re right, it’s best served warm, especially that crusty outside. With a cup of coffee. And a second serving please and thank you.

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  2. Ann Marie says:

    Oh my God! Chocolate, pound cake … *thud*.. Safe to say I would be in the have no self control group… :))

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  3. radhika25 says:

    Surfacing after ages! Just back from your neck of the woods….or at least your continent 🙂

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  4. Tabby says:

    Did I miss the preheat part? What temp do you cook this at? I will be making 2 of these next week!

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