Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

*Chocolate Chip Pound Cake*
Serves 16

A contest winner taken from Taste of Home.  Delicious!

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups sour cream
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
 Icing sugar to dust the finished cake with

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Butter and flour a 10 inch fluted bundt pan.  Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar  until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating in each well.  Stir in the vanilla.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  Add to the creamed mixture, alternately with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Spoon into the prepared pan.

Bake in the heated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before dumping out onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.  Dust with icing sugar prior to serving.  Cut into wedges to serve.
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