German Chocolate Pound Cake

Recipe by Susie in Texas
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan.
  • Cream shortening at medium speed of mixer.
  • Gradually add sugar until well mixed.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
  • Blend in vanilla extract.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add alternately with buttermilk to the creamed mixture.
  • Continue mixing well.
  • Mix in the melted chocolate last.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 90 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool cake in pan on rack for about ten minutes, then turn out and let cake cool completely.
  • You may sprinkle with confectioners sugar or top with chocolate glaze.
  • For glaze, microwave chocolate and butter together, in a medium sized bowl, until melted.
  • Mix in confectioners sugar and just enough water to make a smooth glaze.
  • Pour glaze over cake and let trickle down the sides.
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