Well, Fall has arrived and I have a NEED for pound cake. Don't laugh. I know you know what I mean! Cold weather hits and I suddenly need to pack on pounds through pound cake. It doesn't matter if I have no need of more pounds! Luckily, I have lots of hungry people roaming through my house so I can make it and get a nibble (hopefully) before it's gone.
Now, I usually make the normal orange or lemon or vanilla pound cake. But I found a recipe for chocolate. SO! You know the drill...
3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cocoa powder
1 c butter
1/2 c vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 c milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350F and grease a ten inch tube/flute/bundt pan.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
I screamed, "EDNA!!!!!" All my children came running.
There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth. The toddlers covered their eyes. The older kids covered their mouths. It was gruesome.
And I heard a little giggle.
Apparently, Edna's head can be removed from her body and she never told me this. She can be used as a hand mixer... if you're able to hoist 14 pounds of machinery in one hand and hold it at chest level for ten minutes at a time.
So, I found the little black switch I'd hit accidentally and reattached her noggin. Very odd. (Don't tell her I said that. I don't want to hurt her feelings.) My family was very relieved that Edna was going to be okay!!!
Ok, I'm off to wrangle another deadline. I finished my newest historical and it's up here. It was just in time for the first in the series to go free. 65 thousand downloads and #3 in the free list made me very happy! If you go click, it just MIGHT BE FREE TODAY! Not promising anything, because you know how Amazon likes to punk us when we're promoting books. But I'm pretty sure, that just for today, it will be free. :D
Anyway, as I said, now it's back to reality and another project.
At least I have chocolate pound cake for energy.
Until next week!!