Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Icing

In May of this year I took pictures at the 50th wedding anniversary of the parents of my friends, Beth and Retha Lynn.  Their Aunt Lynda made a delicious chocolate cake for the reception.  Her cake was a beautiful tiered cake, decorated with fresh strawberries.  I’m sure she had to double of even triple this recipe.  I am so happy that she was generous enough to share this terrific recipe with me.

Chocolate Pound Cake
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • ½ c. shortening
  • 3 c. granulated sugar
  • 3 c. cake flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. cocoa powder
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1½ c. evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Icing, recipe follows
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan and set aside.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa.
  4. Add flour mixture and evaporated milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 25 minutes or until cake tests done.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool in pan, on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Transfer to serving dish before icing.

Chocolate Icing
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 (1-lb.) box powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • whipping cream
  1. In a glass mixing bowl, add unsweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and butter. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until mostly melted. Remove from microwave and stir until completely melted.
  2. Add powdered sugar to chocolate mixture and mix with an electric mixer. Add vanilla and enough whipping cream to achieve a good spreading consistency. Spread onto cooled cake.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Icing

  1. Thank you Paige! That will be great. My Savannah turns 16 in just a few weeks! Nice to meet you too. Is Chocolate Pound Cake your blog? I’ll have to check it out.

  2. I think you’ll love it Liz! I usually order birthday cakes, but I think I’m going to make this in a sheet pan (and attempt to decorate it) for Savannah’s 16th birthday in a few weeks.

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