How Do You Make Moist Chocolate Pound Cake?

How Do You Make Moist Chocolate Pound Cake?

How Do You Make Moist Chocolate Pound Cake?

To make moist chocolate pound cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; sift together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 cup of cocoa; set these ingredients aside; and combine 1 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening and 3 cups of sugar using an electric mixer in a separate bowl. When the mixture is light and fluffy, add 5 large room-temperature eggs one at a time.

When adding the eggs, thoroughly beat in each one before adding the next. As the mixer continues to beat, gradually add 1 cup of milk and the dry ingredients in alternating amounts, adding the remaining dry ingredients last. Mix in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until thoroughly incorporated.

Butter a 10-inch tube pan, and transfer the batter to the pan. Bake the batter until cooked through, or approximately one hour. The cake is done when you can insert a toothpick into the center and no batter clings to it. Allow the cake to rest in the pan for 30 minutes, and then transfer it to a wire rack to finish cooling. Plate slices of cake with vanilla ice cream to serve it.