Chocolate Pound Cake Mini Loaves
I recently received some good news in that I had been approved to take part in the Good Cook Blogger Program. The Good Cook web site features some cool baking and cooking products. I'm looking forward to working with this program in the upcoming year.
As part of the Good Cook Blogger Program, I received this mini loaf pan that makes four mini loaves along with this package of parchment paper sheets. I was so excited to be working with this pan. The parchment paper sheets added a sense of whimsy to my packaging.
Chocolate Pound Cake
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 c. milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and shortening; add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
To bake in a traditional greased and floured tube pan, bake for one hour and 20 minutes. To bake in the mini loaf pan, lower the heat to 350 degrees and grease the cavities with cooking spray. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.
The mini loaf pan creates mini loaves that are perfect for gift giving. I combined the printed parchment paper with some baker's twine to create the perfect treat to share with friends and family.
Disclaimer: I received these products through the Good Cook Blogger Program.