pound cake


Definition of pound cake 

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

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Plan ahead: Save enough ham for Monday and Thursday; save enough pound cake for Monday. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 26 Jan. 2018 Makes one large 10-inch cake In the mixing bowl, this buttery pound cake batter — with three sticks of butter, five eggs, and a cup of heavy cream — has a silky texture. Lisa Yockelson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Bake this luxurious Bundt cake for a rehearsal dinner and add berries and cream," 4 June 2018 For cooking and ingredient purposes, the 7-Up used in the recipe for 7-Up Cake serves as the substitute for baking soda in the batter of this moist pound cake and additional 7-Up is used for the liquid and flavor agent in the glaze ingredients. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "7-Up cake? Bubbly history of the lemon-lime soda includes popular retro recipes," 6 July 2018 Other unique menu offerings include the hot ice cream sandwich that comprises ice cream placed between two warm slices of pound cake, and cones from The Konery, with flavors such as black vanilla, green matcha and blue corn. Austen Erblat, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Hot ice cream sandwich on Proper’s menu in Delray," 26 June 2018 The Heritage: Brunch specials include a pea and ricotta tartine, crab Benedict and pound cake. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "50-plus Easter brunch spots in Chicago and suburbs," 20 Mar. 2018 His love of baking has been a definite plus at Acre, and the dessert menu bears Fischer's influence, with offerings such as flourless chocolate torte, citrus pound cake and peanut butter pie. Mary Colurso, AL.com, "Can a big guy create delicate desserts? Auburn chef shows us how on Food Network reality show," 7 Mar. 2018 Not like gingerbread, more like a pound cake enhanced with fresh ginger. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Perch at Blackbird Eatery for Mary Swortwood's latest," 20 June 2018 The loaf is essentially a pound cake and depends on the air beaten into the eggs for leavening. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: The British name for this glazed lemon loaf, brushed with syrup, is ‘drizzle cake’," 21 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of pound cake

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

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