Mocha Pound Cake

Oxmoor House
1 loaf


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2/3 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup water
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted chocolate, mixing well.

Dissolve coffee granules in 1/2 cup water; stir well, and set aside.

Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soda; gradually add to chocolate mixture alternately with coffee mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Pour batter into a waxed paper-lined and greased 9- x 5- x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack, and cool loaf completely.

Created date

February 2010