Chocolate Pound Cake

chocolate pound cake with chocolate icing

After mixing the batter for the cake I realized I don’t have a tube pan so I made 2 loaves.  The picture above is after serving slices to my family (myself included!)

Rowan & Jonas enjoying the pound cake

1/2 lb. butter or margarine

1/2 c. crisco

3 c. sugar

5 eggs

3 c. flour

1 tsp. baking powder

4 T. cocoa

1 c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter & crisco.  Add sugar, vanilla, & eggs.  Sift together dry ingredients.  Add to butter mixture alternately with milk.  Bake in a tube pan at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Frosting: Mix together 1 box powdered sugar, 5 T. cocoa, 1/4 c. butter (melted), & 6 T. milk.

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