Best Chocolate Pound Cake

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A delicious make-ahead cake which freezes well. Wonderful warm, topped with a little butter and a glass of milk!

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Servings:
12
Yield:
1 10-inch tube pan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 5 egg whites

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

  2. Cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy, gradually adding sugar. Beat well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.

  4. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold carefully into cake batter, mixing only until no streaks remain. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
27g Fat
78g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 163mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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