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.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1preheat oven to 325
2cream butter, shortening and sugar and then mix in eggs one at a time.
3sift flour. baking powder, cocoa, and salt
4mix buttermilk and vanilla together
5alternate between adding wet and dry ingredients until all mixed together
6Pour 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.
7For 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