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Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Chocolate Pound Cake, by , is from The Allen Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tommy Allen
Added: Saturday, March 29, 2008


2 sticks margarine
1/2 c. Crisco
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. Hersheys syrup
1/2 c. milk
6 eggs
1/4 c. cocoa
2 and 3/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Soften margarine and Crisco. Cream with sugar, adding gradually while beating. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. Add syrup and milk. Mix cocoa, flour and baking powder. Blend into mixture
Add vanilla flavoring.
Pour into greased tube pan.
Cook at 325 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours or until done to fork test.




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