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1/2 lb. butter
1/2 c. shortening
3 c. sugar
5 eggs
5 Tbsp. cocoa
3 c. cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Chocolate Frosting

Cream butter, shortening and sugar together until
fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Sift cocoa, cake flour, baking powder and salt
together. Add alternately with milk to creamed mixture, a
little at a time. Stir in vanilla.
Turn mixture into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake
at 350 degrees for 1 1/4 hours. Let stand 10 minutes before removing
from pan. Cool on wire rack and frost sides and top.

Chocolate Frosting:
1 lb. confectioners sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 sq. unsweetened
chocolate, melted
Cream together sugar and butter, adding only enough milk
to make spreading consistency. Stir in chocolate. Use to
frost chocolate pound cake.

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