Chocolate Pound Cake

It is chocolate through and through with rich chocolate icing!

September 18, 2022



1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups sugar

3 cups cake flour or all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

5 eggs

1 1/4 cup milk

1 Tbsp vanilla


2 cup sugar

1/4 cups cocoa

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup shortening

1 tsp vanilla



Cream butter, sugar, and shortening.

Sift dry ingredients together.

Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, about 1/3 at a time, beating constantly

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each

Add vanilla

Pour into greased and floured tube pan

Bake 1 hour and 25 minutes at 300 degrees


Mix al ingredients together except vanilla

Boil rapidly for exactly 2 minutes

Remove from heat

Add vanilla

Beat for 5 minutes

Pour over cake


Recipe History

Thanks to Kathy Maddox, Mary Rita Ingram and Letha Parmer for sharing their recipes of this favorite cake in the Gray Hill Church of God Cookbook, Heavenly Dishes, published many years ago when Pastor Phillip and Shirley Jones were ministering.

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