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Pound Cake, Chocolate Ribbon (D, TNT)
Source: Pillsbury 21st Bake Off
Size: 10" bundt or tube cake

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt (we do omit that)
1 cup dairy sour cream (can't imagine why sour cream substitute wouldn't work, but haven't tried it)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. orange peel, grated

1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 to 2 tbsp. orange juice or milk

Make Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and lightly flour a 10" bundt or tube pan.  Prepare filling (see below) and set aside.

In large mixer bowl cream butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition (No need to sift flour; measure by lightly spooning into cup and leveling off).

Add flour, baking powder, salt and sour cream. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.

Spoon 1/2 batter into prepared pan; spoon filling in center of batter, not touching sides of pan. Spoon remaining 1/2 of batter into pan to cover filling. Bake at 350°F for 55 to 60 minutes until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely; drizzle with glaze.

Make Filling:
In small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.

Make Glaze:
Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice until thin enough to drizzle.

We always cut the sugar by a small amount, say 1/4 cup, but that is per our taste.

If the orange peel is omitted, also omit the 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. When orange peel is omitted, and not the sweetened condensed milk, cake tends to stick to the pan upon removal. Self-rising flour is not recommended for use in this recipe.

Poster's Notes:
This is the cake that my husband made for his own birthday. Warning: when it says to let cool in the pan 15 minutes, do that. He forgot and we had birthday mess rather than cake. Tasted great, just a creative shape.

Posted by Barbara Berner

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A