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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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ten on Ten!!

One photo. Every hour. Ten hours.

I was reading Under the Sycamore today and found out about A Bit of Sunshine's Ten on Ten Project.

 On the 10th of every month, you take ten photos... one every hour... for ten hours.  You put them on your blog and link back to A Bit of Sunshine's blog.  It's been so interesting to look at the other blogs on there and see what goes on in everyone's day to day life.  I thought.... I can do this.  I should do this.  I'm terrible about pulling out the camera and documenting my day.  So, I'm going to try and participate every month.  I will enjoy practicing taking photos and looking back at previous months.... things change so quickly.

Here's to my March Ten on Ten! 

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