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Chocolate Pound Cake

Yield one 10-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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