Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr
This has been my favorite pound cake for the last 15 or 20 years. But I must admit that I recently made Juenessa's Chocolate-Swirled Pound Cake and now I have two favorites. :-)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Heat oven to 350°F Grease a 10" tube pan.
- Beat sugar and butter until blended; then increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add flour and remaining ingredients EXCEPT cocoa. Beat at low speed until well mixed, scraping bowl often; then increase to high and beat 4 minutes longer, scraping bowl as needed.
- Scoop out 2 1/2 cups of batter into a small bowl. Whisk in cocoa powder.
- Alternately spoon vanilla and chocolate batters into prepared tube pan. Using a knife, cut and twist through batter to create a marble effect.
- Bake 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then run a spatula or knife around the pan to loosen the cake. Remove cake and cook on a wire rack.
Absolutely awesome!!! Have already made it five times!