Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound CakeThis cake is fantastic!  Just make sure your butter is at room temperature and that you beat the batter for the recommended about of time in your mixer.


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Beat butter and shortening in mixer for 3 minutes.  Add sugar, beating for 7 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.  Add alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until knife inserted into cake comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.