June 02, 2005

Unburned Chocolate Pound Cake

I've posted some recipes which have been blue ribbon winners for us. This one wasn't, and that is the source of the name I've given it. Altho my wee wifey had picked the recipe on the basis of its having won at the South Carolina State Fair, the judge at the Wisconsin fair took one look at this cocoa-rich chocolate cake, determined it to have been burned, and disqualified it. I wanted to enter it the following year, expressly identifying it as not being burned, but was outvoted.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup butter -- softened
3 cups sugar
5 eggs -- room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 325F. Generously grease a 10" tube pan and dust with cocoa. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder into a medium size bowl. In a large bowl, cream shortening & butter to blend; gradually add sugar, beating until light & fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Alternate adding portions of the flour mixture, milk and buttermilk, beating until batter is smooth and well-blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven 1 1/4 hours or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Invert on a serving plate. Cool completely before serving. Makes one 10" cake

Posted by triticale at June 2, 2005 09:01 PM
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