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Old 08-12-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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REC-Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake

I had promised a few of you about a month ago that as soon as I got my mom's recipe for chocolate pound cake that I would post it. Well, here it is & I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get it!


1C. butter or margarine, softened(Mom always uses butter)
2C. sugar
1C. brown sugar, firmly packed
6 large eggs
2 1/2C. all purpose flour
1/4tsp. baking soda
1/2C. cocoa
1(8oz.)carton sour cream
2tsp. vanilla extract
powdered sugar, optional

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until soft & creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add sugars, beating at medium speed for 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.

Combine flour, baking soda, & cocoa; add to butter mixture alternately woth sour cream, beginning & ending with flour mixture. Mix at lowest speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Spoon batter into a well greased & floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350F for 1 hour & 20 minutes or until tooth[ick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes; remove from pan & cool completely on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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Old 08-12-2005, 11:36 AM   #2
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I'm sure it is very good. I will try it as soon as I need a dessert. It is very hard for us to use an entire cake unless we have company. I find myself doing without good desserts and stick to fruit.
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:39 AM   #3
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Licia, I know the feeling! My mom made one for us to take to the lake last month & before we left I cut the cake in half & wrapped part of it to be frozen. The other half we took with us. Which reminds me, I need to get it out of the freezer so we can have a special treat soon!
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Lovely recipe Sometimes I use leftover pound cake cut into thick slices in place of the cookies in an ice cream sandwich, and I think this recipe would be perfect for that!
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:08 PM   #5
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Yum IC!! I'll have to give that a shot!
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oh crewsk thank you so much for remembering !!!!
it sounds heavenly !!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2005, 11:07 PM   #7
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This looks awesome, Crews! Cutting and pasting!
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Old 08-13-2005, 01:15 AM   #8
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Hi crewsk,

It really is a fun change of pace, and it really reminds me of the sort of "cookie" they use (traditioanlly, before the day of Oreos and other such cookies were used as ice cream sandwiches) in "commercial" ice cream sandwiches.

As pound cake is so dense (usually) and solid, it really holds up well against the melting ice cream. If your pound cake was wide enough to begin with you can even use cookie cutters or biscuit cutters to mark our circular shapes (like a cookie). Though I think the natural long, lean shape of your average pound cake gives them (the sandwiches) that old-school look
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:15 AM   #9
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I don't have a tube pan (never seen one actually) could I make it in a loaf tin? It sounds great, definitely one my family would love, DH loves Sara lee pound cake.
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I don't see why not, it may take 2 though. Mom makes hers in a bundt pan.
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