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Chocolate Poundcake Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter or margarine
2 3/4 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
5 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
FROSTING:
1 ( 6 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 cup light cream, evaporated milk or evaporated skim milk
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan and set aside. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat the shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until just incorporated.
In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder, then gradually sift them into the mixer bowl. Mix on low speed until well-combined. Slowly add milk and mix again on low speed until combined. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan in cold oven, then set at 325. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.
Frosting:
In a medium heavy saucepan combine chocolate pieces, cream and butter; stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until well-blended. Pour into a large bowl; place this bowl in a larger bowl if ice and beat until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape. Spread on sides and top of cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-25 minutes

 

 

 

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