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“From Southern Living.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  3. Beat butter and 1/2 cup shortening together until creamy.
  4. Gradually add sugar; beat at medium speed for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, and beat just until the yellow disappears. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternating with milk; mixing at low speed just until blended after each addition.
  6. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Combine chocolate and 1 tablespoon shortening in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts.
  8. Remove 2 cups batter and add chocolate mixture, stirring until blended. Pour 1/3 of remaining plain batter into the tube pan; top with 1/2 of the chocolate batter.
  9. Repeat layers, ending with a plain batter layer.
  10. Gently swirl with a knife to marble the batter, and sprinkle with pecans.
  11. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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