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German Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bob & Fran Dreyer
Added: Thursday, May 26, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 bar german sweet chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
4 eggs
2 teas. each/vanilla and butter flavoring
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda

Glaze
1 Bar of German Sweet Chocolate
1 T. shortening
1/4 cup water
1 Cup confectioners sugar
Dash salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Partially melt chocolate over hot water and stir until melted. Cool. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, flavorings and buttermilk. Sift flour soda and salt and add to shortening mixture. Blend in chocolate. Pour into greased tube pan (bundt) and bake at 300 for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from pan while hot and place under cover until cooled.
Glaze
Melt chocolate, shortening and water over low heat. Mix confectioners sugar, salt and vanilla. Spread over top of cake and let drizzle down sides.





Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Long time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lou Barry brought this to Mother at Dave's Hardware and we got the recipe and made it several times. It would be easier to make now with a microwave. I would probably make a few substitutions.
Fran

 

 

 

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