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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate Pound Cake

* 1 cup butter
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 3 cups white sugar
* 5 egg whites
* 5 egg yolks
* 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup milk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
2. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
3. Cream margarine and shortening. Gradually add sugar while beating. Add egg yolks one at a time and beat well after each addition.
4. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla.
5. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into cake batter.
6. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Sprinkle nuts on top.
7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Do not over bake.

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