Chocolate Pound Cake

1 1/3 cups maida
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup milk

Preheat oven to 180° C Grease and line a 9×5-inch baking pan
In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt
In another bowl with  beater cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Fold in ½ of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, followed by half of the milk. Fold in the remaining flour mixture, followed by the remaining milk. Cut n fold till no streaks of dry ingredients remain and batter is uniform. Pour into prepared cake pan.
Bake for about 30 - 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
Allow cake to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.