pound cake


Definition of pound cake

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

Examples of pound cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These delicate cakes made with three sheets of pound cake layered with red currant jelly make for the perfect edible souvenir, and are available for local delivery and pickup in Alexandria, and shipping within the U.S. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, "Why Alexandria, Virginia Should Be Your Next Winter Road Trip," 20 Dec. 2020 So her safest bet is to make pound cake, her go-to holiday recipe, and see her family over FaceTime in the confines of her own home. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, "Coronavirus is disrupting the holidays. Here's how Louisianans are adjusting their gatherings.," 23 Nov. 2020 Throw a little vanilla or ginger ice cream in with it, or serve the pears over a slice of pound cake, the syrup soaking into the crumb. Washington Post, "This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too," 20 Nov. 2020 Note: Light, bright and elegant, these are delicious served with ice cream, over pound cake or for breakfast with yogurt and granola. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Perfectly poached pears have plenty of uses," 4 Nov. 2020 Allison Robicelli anchors our coverage with a piece on using cooking to teach your kids math, science and history -- with fantastic lessons and beautiful recipes for a pound cake (math! The Washington Post, "Free Range on Food cooking Q&A: How to get your kids cooking," 14 Oct. 2020 Especially dancing with you in the kitchen, shaking our laffy taffy and furrrsure your pound cake. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Honors Her Late Mom One Year After Her Death," 10 Aug. 2020 The restaurant also features desserts such as Somali pound cake and a Somali-style crepe called malawah, which customers can wash down with a guava and mango juice or a cup of Somali tea or coffee, spiced with cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. Dan Greenwood, Star Tribune, "Somali immigrant lives dream with North Mankato restaurant," 1 Aug. 2020 Drizzle it over a pound cake, or brush it on the layers of a layer cake. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Making simple syrup really is easy. Here’s how to jazz it up with infused flavors.," 6 July 2020

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First Known Use of pound cake

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pound cake

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

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The first known use of pound cake was in 1743

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10 Jan 2021

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“Pound cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20cake. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pound cake

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

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