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Entenmann's bright yellow, super buttery loaf cakes are legendary. They're the base for countless semi-homemade summer strawberry shortcakes, but they're also good enough to be sliced and eaten straight out of the box. Obviously we were quite curious to see how the make at home version from Entenmann's Big Book of Baking would fare.

Happily this Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is pretty spot on. It has that great dense crumb and all of the butteriness that we were hoping for with the can't-ever-hurt addition of plenty of chocolate chips. Though it's certainly not the most complex cake in the world, that's not really what we were looking for here, just a good pound cake.

Added bonus: it bakes up with a crackly, browned crust that the storebought loaf could never maintain. Be warned, the recipe should really be called 'loaf cakes' since you get two hulking loaves out of it. But we're not complaining.

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As always with our Bake the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of 'Entenmann's Big Book of Baking' to give away.

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