Chocolate Pound Cake

Enjoy this yummy chocolate pound cake baked to perfection - ideal dessert for a bunch.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

3
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
1
teaspoon vanilla
5
eggs
1
cup milk

Glaze

2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
tablespoon water
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, the baking powder and salt.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, 1 cup butter, the shortening and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping bowl after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating and scraping after each addition. Pour batter evenly into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool upright in pan 25 minutes. Place serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons cocoa, the water, corn syrup and 2 tablespoons butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Beat in 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and the powdered sugar with spoon until smooth. Spread glaze over top of cooled cake, allowing some to run down sides.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    62g
    62%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    43g
    43%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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