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Chocolate Pound Cake II Recipe

Chocolate Pound Cake II

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"This is good warm, topped with butter, or just plain. You may want to use a glaze, but we like it plain."

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Original recipe makes 1 10-inch tube pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream margarine and shortening. Gradually add sugar while beating. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into cake batter.
  6. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Do not over bake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2009

i was a little scared by the first review as i use the reviews to help in my decisions when using these recipes but decided after reading a few more that i would tweek it just a bit and use it any way and it was great! my changes were as follows and believe me or check my profile sweets are my addiction and after the tweeks everyone who tried it wanted the recipe and my love who is especially particular raved about it, its a keeper!! i used all butter no shortening, i cut the flour to 2 c flour & used 1 1/2 c cocoa for a richer chocolate flavor , i just cut the sugar back a little and used some brown as follows 1 1/2 c wht sugar & 1 c dark brn sugar packed, 1 tsp each baking powder & baking soda & switched the milk to buttermilk for that homemade taste. i cut the vanilla to a tsp, as i said im a chocolate lover!! lol!! lastly i switched the nuts for chocolate chunks and iced with vanilla, striped with melted chocolate, filled the center with hershery hugs and what a hit!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2003

This recipe is awful. It tastes like your eating right out of the crisco jar. I am a seasoned baker so I know what I'm talking about. Do not spend the effort or money making this monstrosity!


16 Ratings

Apr 22, 2003

This cake tasted delicious! Very easy to make, too. It is definitely a POUND cake- so not something to make when you want a light chocolate cake. I plan to make this one often.

Jun 08, 2008

I was a little skeptical after reading the "seasoned baker's" review but I made this cake and it was delicious. Soft and moist, with a light chocolate flavor. I doubled the recipe to get five 8' round layers and baked each for about 25 minutes. I used this for a groom's cake and got good reviews.

Feb 29, 2008

i have made this cake it was beauteful

Apr 22, 2003

Delicious cake!! A tad bit time consuming, but worth it!!

Apr 07, 2010

First, let me say that the baking powder was left out of the directions part but was in the ingredients section. Second, I added it with the sifting of the flour and the other dry ingredients. I must say that I am totally sastisfied with this recipe. I want to send in a picture of my version, how do I do that.

Jun 03, 2009

Very good, VERY rich. I used the modifications published by floridatreasure1983 in her review, and really, really loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 537 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.5 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 225 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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