Chocolate Pound Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10-inch tube pan with butter.

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together. Set aside.

  • With an electric mixer, cream the 1 cup butter, the shortening and the sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one a time, beating well after each addition. With the motor running, add the flour mixture and the milk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla.

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the cake; it should come out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Slice the cake and serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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