It’s that time again. Time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge. I have had so much fun participating with all the amazing bloggers in our quest for the ultimate choocolate chip cookie, the ultimate macaroni and cheese, the ultimate fudge recipe, the ultimate mashed potatoes and now the ultimate chocolate cake. Wow! That’s a lot of ultimates. =o) But chocolate cake? Yes, please.
You may have noticed I don’t make a lot of cake recipes. My kids aren’t huge cake fans. My daughter just licks off the frosting and my son isn’t too interested in cakes. But pound cake? They LOVE pound cake. I think it’s because it isn’t as sweet. I’m not sure. But we love it!
After making Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Casserole and loving every single bite of it, I knew I had to make this amazing looking pound cake when I saw it over on Heidi Bakes. Trisha didn’t disappoint me with her casserole and Heidi comfirmed that it was pretty darn tasty.
This recipe was taken from Trish Yearwood’s cookbook, Georgia Cooking from an Oklahoma Kitchen. A co-worker of mine has this cookbook and let me borrow it a couple of days ago. Oh man! There are quite a few new recipes added to my to do list now. =o)
Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Pound Cake
Source: Georgia Cooking from an Oklahoma Kitchen
* 3 cups all purpose flour
* 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup cocoa powder
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 3 cups sugar
* 5 large eggs
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a bundt pan.
Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. (I’ll confess, I never sift anything. Is that bad???)
In a mixer, cream butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternately add flour mixture and milk, ending with the flour mixture. Add the vanilla.
Pour into your bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.
You want the toothpick to come out not clean. Otherwise it will be over done. Does that make sense? Don’t over cook!!!
Let cool in the pan for about 1 hour on a wire rack. Flip upside down and continue to cool on a wire rack. Be careful when you flip. You could end up with this =o(
But we “righted” it and let it cool.
This pound cake is wonderful!!! When I make it again (which I definitely will!) I’ll cook it at 325 for about an hour and 15 minutes rather than 350. The flavor is wonderful! It’s a dense cake that isn’t too sweet (so you can eat 2 pieces) but is sweet enough so it tastes like a treat!
Now are you ready for the fun?! Thank you Tina (from Mom’s Crazy Cooking) for hosting this fun and delicious party!