Wonderful Chocolate Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

If you are making this cake to serve to guests you may want to add in 2-3 tablespoons of Grand Marnier, Irish Cream or chocolate flavored liqueur in place of the vanilla extract, I have even added in dark rum. This is wonderful served with whipped cream and sweetened shaved chocolate --- you may also grate in a dark chocolate bar in place of the chocolate baking squares, just make certain to refrigerate or freeze slighty, it makes it easier to grate the chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  4. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl with a heavy-duty mixer, beat butter, shortening and sugar for 5-6 minutes (until no sugar granules remain, this is important!).
  6. Add in vanilla (or liqueur if using) and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Turn mixer to low speed.
  8. Add in flour mixture alternating with cream (ending with flour).
  9. Add in grated chocolate; mix to combine.
  10. Transfer batter to prepared baking pan.
  11. Bake for around 75-80 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick inserted in the middle.
  12. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from pan and cool completely.

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This has a lovely chocolate flavor - definitely chocolate but not too strong. I made half the recipe and baked it in a loaf pan. Thanks for sharing!

pattikay in L.A. August 26, 2007

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