Chocolate Pound Cake

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Try this chocolate pound cake with a great chocolate icing and you will have found a terrific dessert to make and freeze and pull out when friends and family drop by. Pound cake originally referred to the breakdown of ingredients that went in to the cake, namely, one pound of sugar, one pound of flour, one pound of butter, and one pound of eggs. Add some vanilla extract and beat well. The skill of the chef lay in being able to get the eggs light enough and with enough air in them that the cake would form a dense, but delicate, crumb. Of course, the flavor is delicious no matter what. After all, with a pound of butter in anything, how could you go wrong?

This recipe comes pretty close to the original measures and will produce a hefty loaf. Today, of course, we add leavening agents like baking soda and powder to help the cake rise. This cake also uses buttermilk, which also improves the rise in such a big loaf. This cake will certainly fill you up, so make slices small. You will also notice that this cake bakes for nearly one hour. That is because it is so dense. Still, the crumb will be tender and moist and delicious.

Try this cake today. It is an easy cake to make and quick to bake. It will taste best served at room temperature, and with a cup of tea or coffee. If you like, add a few chocolate curls to the slices, or a scoop of ice cream, to make this cake extra yummy. Your family will love it, and so will you. This cake could easily become a go to recipe for a variety of occasions where you want to bring something special.

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