Frilling Friday: Sniffles and Chocolate Cake

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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.

Aunt Betty’s Chocolate Pound Cake

The Stuff:
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

The Do:
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.

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Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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