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This is the first recipe ever posted on this site, but it’s appropriate given that it was President Johnson’s favorite cake and this is the Centennial of his birth. Cook it up on August 27th and let me know how it is. Or better yet, join me at the LBJ Library for free cake, ice cream and Bar-B-Q (probably in that order!) and the opening of the “To the Moon: The American Space Program in the 1960’s” exhibit.

German Chocolate Pound cake

1 Pkg German Sweet Chocolate
2 Cups of sugar
1 Cup of shortening (1/2 olive; ½ Crisco)
4 Eggs
2 Teaspoons vanilla
2 Teaspoons butter flavoring
1 Cup butter milk
3 Cups of sifted flour
½ Teaspoon soda
1 Teaspoon salt (light on this)

Melt chocolate over hot water. Remove and stir until cool.
Cream sugar and shortening
Add eggs and flavoring
Then butter milk
Add chocolate
Next dry ingredients with milk
Cook in angel food cake 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

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