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Chocolate Pound Cake

Servings: 8 to 11 servings
1/2 cup vegetable shortening ( such as Crisco)
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
3 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract or flavoring

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch tube or bundt pan.

Cream shortening and butter well. Add sugar, mix well. Add eggs to mixture one at a time.

Sift dry ingredients together, and stir into shortening/butter mixture, stir in milk and vanilla.

Pour batter into greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Bake in preheated 325 degree F oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Remove from oven to rack, let cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, and then invert cake onto cooling rack and let cool completely.

Makes: 8-11 servings

Source: Grandma Ruth's Favorite Recipes
Submitted By: Ariel Smith
Date: 10/29/02