Pound cake - my cousin Nadia's recipe

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbs orange zest
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup milk mixed with2 tbs coco powder optional

Prepare cake form with butter and flour, shake out excess.  Preheat oven 350.
Using a hand blender beat butter till light and fluffy, add sugar mix well, add eggs and vanilla blend ingredients till well combined.  Mix in baking powder, orange zest and flour a little at a time with the milk until well incorporated.  Pour into cake form. If you're using coco powder keep about 1/4 of the mix and incorporate with the coco mix pour on top of the cake mix.  Bake for about 45 minutes or until knife comes out clean when pierced.  Cool on a cake rack for about 10 minutes.



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