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Chocolate Pound Cake

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My husband volunteered to return to Iraq six months after he was home from his prior tour. I had a going away party for him and wanted a dessert that would serve quite a few people yet could be made ahead of time. I found this beauty to make. There is just something about heavy cakes that I love. Throw some chocolate in, even better. Throw LOTS of chocolate in...the greatest!

1 cup Oil
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 large eggs
3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips regular or mini

GLAZE
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter flavored shortening
1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spray a 10-inch tube pan with flour no-stick cooking spray or just grease and flour pan. Make sure to get the entire pan because this cake will take up all the space.

Combine oil, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on low speed until blended.

Add eggs, one at a ti…