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Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Frosting

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1  c  Shortening
3  c  Sugar
6  ea  Eggs
2 2/3  c  All-purpose flour
1/2  ts  Baking powder
1/4  ts  Salt
1/3  c  Cocoa
1  c  Milk
1  t  Vanilla extract
    Chocolate Frosting (optional
1  c  Sugar
1/4  c  Butter or margarine
1/3  c  Evaporated milk
1/2  c  Semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2  ts  Vanilla extract

Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until just blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325F for 1 hour and 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Spread with Chocolate Frosting, if desired. Yield: one 10-inch cake. CHOCOLATE FROSTING: Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and boil 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in chocolate morsels and vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon about 3 minutes or to desired spreading consistency. Yield: 1-1/4 cups. Helen Dosier of North Carolina, in November, 1990 "Southern Living". Typos by Jeff Pruett.

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