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Make this cake/ recipe and photo

Candy | Sep 30, 200505:59 PM

I needed to bake a cake to take on a condolence call today. I had not made this recipe in a long time, maybe 2-3 years and had forgotten how rich and delicious it is. The fragrance while baking was almost unbearable. It is best to make this with a stand mixer.

Chocolate Pound Cake

Sift together 1 C. cocoa powder, 2 C. all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp.salt and 2 Tbs. instant espresso powder. Blend well and set aside.

Put 3 sticks unsalted butter in your mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Then gradually add 3 C. sugar and beat for 5 minutes. Then beat in 5 eggs one at a time. Beat in 2 tsp.vanilla.

Combine 1 C.buttermilk with 1/4 C.water. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the wet to the eggs and sugar. Mix well and be sure that all is combined well to avoid streaks.

Pour into a greased 10" tube pan and bake at 325 F. for and hour and 20 minutes.

It will serve 12-15 people and will stay moist for several days.

Image: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/...

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