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#70: Heritage Chocolate Pound Cake

Posted by: GayR at 6:09 pm on Nov 4, 2007

Heritage Chocolate Pound Cake
A Davis Baking Powder Signature Recipe

2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon Davis baking powder
1-1/4 cups butter (2-1/2 sticks), softened
2-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Droste)
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Mix together flour and Davis baking powder in a medium-sized bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add cocoa and beat well. Mix in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat at low speed until just blended after each addition.

Spoon batter into greased and floured 12-cup tube pan; smooth top.

Bake at 325 Degrees F. for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Delicious with a dusting of powdered sugar or your favorite fruit compote. Dress up or dress down as you prefer.

Yield: 12 servings

This recipe was featured in an ad in Martha Stewart Living, by Davis Baking Powder, it was several years ago and unfortunately I did not mark down the issue it appeared in.

This was very popular when I posted it on Gail's Recipe Swap and has been well received here. Thus, the Hall of Fame posting.