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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chocolate Pound Cake

This is the best chocolate pound cake recipe I have ever made.  Very moist as long as you do not over cook it.

2 1/2 cups of Sugar
1 Cup of vegetable oil (not olive oil)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup butter milk
2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups regular flour
1/2 cup a good quality cocoa powder
1 cup very hot strong coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a bundt pan.
Mix oil, sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla in a large bowl or your mixer bowl.
In another small bowl mix the cocoa and flour together,
In a 2 cup measuring cup or small bowl mix the buttermilk and the baking soda together well.  It will foam up a bit.
Now, adding alternately the cocoa and flower mixture and the buttermilk baking soda mixture to the oil, sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla mixture. ( I.E.  add some of the dry mixture then some of the buttermilk mixture and mix well in between each addition ending with the buttermilk mixture.)
Once the above mixture is mixed well add the very hot or boiling coffee to the bowl and start by mixing on slow speed and gradually increase the speed.  This is so you don't get doused with hot coffee.
Pour into your prepared bundt pan. and bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-60 minutes.  Do not over bake.  Cake is meant to be moist.
Let cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar or hot fudge and serve.

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