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Chocolate Pound Cake

No recipe image available.Rich and moist chocolate pound cake, serve it with sweetened fresh strawberries, fudge or caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 squares baking chocolate

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9 x 5 x 2 3/4-inch loaf pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, water, buttermilk, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 1/2 minute on low speed with an electric mixer, scraping the bowl often.
  3. In a saucepan, melt chocolate squares; cool. Add to the buttermilk mixture. Then, beat for 3 minutes on high speed.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until tested done.

Makes 1 loaf cake; 9 servings.