pound cake


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

Examples of pound cake in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pound cake was in 1743

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“Pound cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20cake. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

pound cake

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

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