We recently lost one of our custodians very suddenly. I was unable to attend the services because I was cheering on the hubs during his PhD defense, he passed with flying colors and got some wonderful compliments at the end in case you were wondering! Some of my work colleaugues were taking dinner to his family this week and I wanted to contribute somehow. This is my mom’s go to birthday cake recipe, the second is a chocolate pound cake. I am sure that recipe will come up eventually on here. This cake is an old fashioned pound cake made with sour cream. It never dries out and is absolutely delicious that you will go back for seconds!
I always draft my posts prior to making my recipes and honestly the cake itself was not a fail, but getting it out of the pan was a failure. I can never seem to master being able to get the cake out of a fluted tube pan. It is quite frustrating, maybe next time I need to use a little more patience when greasing and flouring….or just buy the spray! Don’t let my failure stop you from making this delicious cake. It I weren’t giving this away, I would definitely have served it the way it came out.
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Recipe by Taste of Home
What you’ll need:
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
*There is a chocolate glaze for this recipe as well, but in my opinion you don’t need it!
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees , grease and flour a 10-in fluted tube pan. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.