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German Chocolate Pound Cake

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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (4 ounces) Baker's German Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup buttermilk (or substitute enough milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a 1 cup measuring cup and let stand 5 minutes)
4 egg yolks, unbeaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites, beaten stiff
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

Add chocolate to the 1/2 cup boiling water. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each. Add vanilla and chocolate. Mix until blended. Sift flour with soda and salt. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into a floured and greased 10-inch bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until done, when wooden toothpick inserted near center, comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Sharon Domyancich
Moline




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