Aunt Jan's Chocolate Pound Cake

Dee Allen

By
@Dee_Allen

This is my Great Aunt Jan's recipe and it has been in the family for years. She passed it on to me and I have been making it for years now. It is just the best pound cake I've ever had and it is a special request at all family functions.

Tips:
make sure that all butter, shortening and cream cheese are soft for easiest mixing, I set mine out the day before I make my cake.

grease your tube pan and dust it with cocoa instead of flour.


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Serves:

a crowd!

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 lb
butter, unsalted
1/2 c
shortening, butter flavor
3 c
sugar
5
eggs
3 c
cake flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 1/4 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
vanilla

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

2 pkg
cream cheese
2 stick
butter
16 oz
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 325
2
cream butter, shortening and sugar and then mix in eggs one at a time.
3
sift flour. baking powder, cocoa, and salt
4
mix buttermilk and vanilla together
5
alternate between adding wet and dry ingredients until all mixed together
6
Pour batter into a greased tube pan that has been dusted with cocoa powder and bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes. Let cake cool completely and then frost with cream cheese frosting.
7
For cream cheese frosting mix softened cream cheese and butter with confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern