Chocolate Pound Cake

Oxmoor House
one 10-inch cake


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1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (4-ounce) package sweet baking chocolate, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons butter flavoring


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Add chocolate, beating well. Stir in flavorings.

Pour batter into a well greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove cake from pan, and let cool completely.

Created date

February 2010