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pound cake

noun

Simple Definition of pound cake

  • : a rich cake made with a large amount of butter and eggs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pound cake

  1. :  a rich butter cake made with a large proportion of eggs and shortening

Origin and Etymology of pound cake

from the original recipe prescribing a pound of each of the principal ingredients


First Known Use: 1743


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