German Chocolate Pound Cake
- 1 (4-ounce) sweet chocolate baking bar, cut up
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Chocolate Frosting
- Microwave chocolate in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes, stirring twice.
- Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in extracts. Fold in chopped pecans, if desired. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
- Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 30 to 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Spread top and sides of cake with Chocolate Frosting.
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German Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Desserts, Cakes/Frostings
- CONVENIENCE: Entertaining, Gifts, Kid-Friendly, Make-Ahead, Portable/Picnic
- CUISINE: American
- MAIN INGREDIENT: Chocolate
- DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Meatless
- COOKING METHOD: Bake
- OCCASION: Birthdays/Anniversaries, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
- PUBLICATION: Southern Living