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The Sweet Spot 6 – Chocolate Pound Cake

This is our family’s go-to cake recipe when we want to be decadent.
Chocolate Pound Cake

½ pound butter

½ cup shortening

3 cups sugar

5 eggs

3 cups flour

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ cup cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1¼ cups milk


Cream butter and shortening with sugar. Blend well. Add eggs, one at a time, beat well after each. Sift dry ingredients. Add alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Grease and flour a tube pan. Add batter.  Bake at 325 degrees  for 1 hour 25 min.


Minute Penuche Frosting

2 cups brown sugar

½ cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup shortening


1.      Bring to full rollin boil, stirring constantly and boil for one minute

2.    Add vanilla and beat  until thick enough to spread (or pour)