Monday, October 6, 2008

Chocolate Pound Cake


This recipe comes from Becky, who says it comes from her mom. Becky is a spunky mom, actively involved with her brood of 5. Her oldest daughter, Abbie, is married and recently made Becky a GRANDMA!! That's right, she's a granny, but she certainly doesn't look or act the part. She is an avid exerciser and tennis player, an inspiration to us all.
I was still a little girl when she started having kids so I can remember some of the creative things she has done with her little ones. Those ideas will come in handy as a Grandma ☺ and I'm sure she'll be giving us examples of all that creativity soon (that's a hint, Becky).
Meanwhile, enjoy her delicious cake!

Chocolate Pound Cake
1/2 lb butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and cream again. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Sift dry ingredients and add to butter mixture, alternating with milk. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly. Pour into well greased tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 25 minutes (watch). I LOVE THIS POUND CAKE!

1 comment:

The Tobler bunch said...

I am definitely going to have to make this one. YUMMY with MILK!