Hello and Happy Friday.
I certainly hope you got more sleep than I did last night, what with being up half the night with a feverish, teething tot (teething? oak pollen? a spring cold? all of the above?). Last night it stormed and turned cold, so we’re having one last winter’s hurrah today here in Texas….
… snuggling up and consoling ourselves with warm soup and our favorite toys (Stripes the bunny and Rocky Raccoon, in her case; my knitting, online bill pay (ok not a favorite), and The Paris Wife in mine).
Today I’m also planning to make a Aunt Betty’s Chocolate Pound Cake for a gathering of friends this evening. This is not low-cal, folks. Make it at your own risk. I’ll try to post a photo once I get it made.
2 sticks butter
1/2 c shortening (I use non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening)
3 c sugar
5 large eggs
3 c flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 c milk
Mix butter and shortening. Add sugar and salt. Then add all 5 eggs at once. Now mix in the remaining ingredients. Bake at 300 for 2 hours.
Pretty straightforward, right? Aunt Betty is a pretty straightforward gal.