Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Gone and Back

Sorry for my absence.  Last week my computer kept freezing...turned out my hard drive was bad.  Then I couldn't find my system discs before I went home.  So I was without my computer and pictures (thankfully, my external drive did back everything up like it said it did) for about a week.  But things seem to be working right now...though I did just notice that there are some pics I don't have because I didn't back up since I put them on the computer.  Hope I have them on my phone! 

This recipe is from a LONG way back!  I remembered from Thanksgivings past that my grandmother make a chocolate pound cake and my cousins seemed to really like it.  I decided that it would be fun to make her cake for dessert this year.  It is a true pound cake with lots of butter and eggs, but it's good.  The chocolate is a very light flavor, but it works well. Everyone enjoyed it but I'm not sure if they realized that it was Granny's pound cake.  Oh, well!  I still enjoyed making it...it's always fun to make things that relatives have made in the past.

Granny's Chocolate Pound Cake
2 sticks butter (oleo!)
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla
5 eggs
3 cups flour
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) cocoa
12 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 325.  Cream together butter, sugar, shortening and vanilla. 

When creamed well, add in the five eggs. 

Sift dry ingredients together.  Add flour to sugar mixture alternating with milk (dry, milk, dry, milk, dry).  Pour into prepared 10 inch tube pan.

 Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until done.  Enjoy!


The JR said...

That's a rich delicious looking pound cake.

Erica said...

Computers are such a pain! We just started getting better about backing up our files. The thought of losing pictures freaks me out! What a yummy pound cake. Can't go wrong with a little fruit or whipped cream on top!