You are here: Home » Recipes » Chocolate Pound Cake from Mother’s Finest Catering Chocolate Pound Cake from Mother’s Finest Catering Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 12 to 15 servings A chocolate lovers dream come true. PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened1/2 cup shortening3 cups sugar5 eggs3 cups flour1/2 cup baking cocoa1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 1/4 cups milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cocoa IcingCocoa Icing:2 cups sugar1/4 cup baking cocoa1/4 teaspoon salt2/3 cup milk1/2 cup shortening1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions To prepare the cake: Cream the butter, shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the flour, baking cocoa and baking powder together. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with a mixture of milk and vanilla, mixing well after each addition. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 300F for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread with the Cocoa Icing. To prepare the icing: Combine the sugar, baking cocoa, salt, milk and shortening in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Beat until creamy. Recipe reprinted with permission from Mother’s Finest Catering’s Mother’s Finest: Southern Cooking Make Easy (2002).