Saturday, March 18, 2006

Very Chocolate Pound Cake

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon Davis baking powder
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/4 cup butter softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk

Grease and flour a 12-inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 325°. Sift flour, baking powder, and cocoa together into a medium bowl; stir well and set aside. In a separate bowl, use electric mixer to beat butter and sugar together until creamy; add vanilla and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Set electric mixer aside. Add cocoa mixture to egg mixture alternately with buttermilk, stirring by hand after each addition, just until mixture is blended. Spoon batter evenly into prepared tube pan. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpck inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool on a wire rack. Frost if desired, or dust with powdered sugar.

Adapted from a recipe that appeared in a Davis Baking Powder magazine ad.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)