Friday, March 11, 2011

Chocolate Pound Cake

This chocolate pound cake is so quick and easy.... I made it on a whim.

I've never had chocolate pound cake.

Have you?

Where have I been....

Anyway, the other day I sold our china cabinet and buffet from our dining room.  To be honest, we don't really have a dining room right now considering it is in utter chaos, but I sold it because I don't really like it and when we finish the remodel I will want larger furniture.  So, the woman came to pick up the furniture and silly me had not even cleaned everything out yet.  As I'm taking everything out... I'm answering to questions like, "do the place mats come with the buffet"?.......  "um... No, those are my place mats.... that's why I'm taking them out".... and "why is this in here"?... "well, because until you hand me cash, it's mine"!..... and in my china cabinet I find a stack of recipes wrapped in a rubber band.  I just threw them to the side and hadn't thought twice about them.

Then, mid-morning Thursday, I remembered I had those recipes and looked through them.  That is where I found this recipe.  It was written down on a well worn piece of paper.  And... for someone like me... who always has a sweet tooth... I whipped it up real quick and baked it.

It was really good and a nice change from regular pound cake.  My husband absolutely loved it.... so I've let him eat most of it... rather than let the cake stick to my thighs.........


2 sticks butter
1/2 cup Crisco
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
5 eggs
3 cups plain flour
4 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients together.  Cream the butter.  One by one, add all the other ingredients.  Beat well.

Bake 1.5 hrs.  You might want to check to see if it's done a few minutes early.  You do not want it dry!

This post is linked to: Hearth & Soul Week 39
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Anonymous said...

Mmmm! Looks like you found a real treasure on that recipe card. I love your photography, by the way. =)

Theresa said...

Beautiful picture! I'm drooling. =)
When you wrote, "Bake 1/5 hrs", do you mean bake for 1.5 hrs? ^_~ Thnx!

Watson Family said...

Thank you, Jenna! :)

Yes, Theresa... 1.5 hrs. I just corrected that... my fingers must have gotten a little crazy while typing! :)

Christine said...

This looks amazing! I love everything better when it's chocolate:)

Aurelia said...

Lol what strange questions that lady asked! Definitely worth it when you find a recipe that has chocolate in it though :) Looks really tasty!

I'm taking part in the Hearth & Soul hop too and that's how I found your blog.

Trisha said...

I made my first pound cake a few days ago, a cream cheese one and now I'm hooked ... I sure want to try this out, you can never go wrong with chocolate!!!

Ott, A. said...

Just stopping by from HearthNSoul. I can safely say I've never seen a cake I didn't like and yours holds up that statement. Looks delish! While I am here I want to invite you to my Iron Chef Challenge which starts tomorrow and the themed ingredient is canned tomatoes. Link up a recipe and you'll have a chance to win a prize. Hope you can join in the fun!!!

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

I haven't had pound cake in ages and you've definitely got me inspired!

Great pictures and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

Christy said...

I love the simplicity of your cake - and it just sounds delicious. Do you cream the lard(crisco)with the butter? Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Watson Family said...

Thanks, everyone! I hope you guys try it... it really is wonderful!

Christy- yes, you can cream the butter and lard together... and then add the other ingredients. But, to be honest, I got carried away and forgot to cream them together. When I added the lard later with the other ingredients, it still mixed together just fine. :)

Velva said...

Your chocolate pound cake looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!!