Wonderful Chocolate Pound Cake

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“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.”
1hr 30mins
1 (10-inch) cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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