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I just love baking with my daughters and I like finding recipes so simple that they can actually prepare a lot of the stuff by themselves. So how to entice your kids to stay around and help in the kitchen? By baking a cake of course! 

This pound cake is fun because it pleases both vanilla and chocolate cakes lovers. Win-Win!

This pound cake is a total treat, it’s not the healthiest and lightest recipe on this blog but hey! You gotta treat yourself a bit sometimes too 🙂

My husband likes to eat it with a dollop of vanilla yogourt on top, but it’s also perfectly good on its own…

Vanilla-chocolate pound cake
Serves 12
A delicious dessert or a great mid-afternoon indulgence 🙂
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. -1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. -1 cup granulated sugar
  3. - 3 large eggs
  4. - 1 tsp vanilla
  5. - 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  6. - 2 tsp baking soda
  7. - 1/2 tsp salt
  8. - 1/4 cup cocoa powder, dutch process
  9. - 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  10. - 2/3 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla. Whisk together flour, soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Alternate mixing in the flour and the buttermilk to the electric mixer until combined.
  5. Mix the cocoa powder and chocolate chips together. Set aside.
  6. Scoop out about half the batter and spread evenly in the loaf pan. sprinkle all the cocoa mixture on the batter. Spread the rest of the batter on top.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes. Until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
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