February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month, and what better way to celebrate than by preparing a delicious chocolate dessert for someone you love? This recipe for a classic chocolate pound cake comes from the Virginia Farm Bureau cookbook, Country Treasures . Topped with fresh or frozen berries, whipped cream or your favorite glaze, this is sure to be a sweet treat. Chocolate Pound Cake 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening 3 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 eggs 3 cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 6-8 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a 10' tube pan. Blend butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, and add to butter mixture alternately with milk. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.