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CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE
CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

Ingredients

2 sticks butter
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 cup powdered sugar

Preparation

In a large bowl, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, beating well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together. Add alternately with milk to first mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture and beating constantly. Blend in vanilla. Pour batter in a 10-inch greased tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Blend chocolate syrup and powdered sugar together in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm cake.