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 Whip up our coconut layer cake, lemon pound cake, or strawberry cheesecake for a sweet and satisfying surprise. Taylor Worden, Good Housekeeping, 23 Apr. 2022 Best Used For: Sponge cake, pound cake, layer cakes, angel food cake, and muffins. Carmen Collins, Country Living, 19 Apr. 2022 It’s not a pound cake, but more of a moist, sweet/sour loaf cake with a thick cap of lemon icing. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Mar. 2022 Her new spot in the heart of downtown is continuing generations of baking in her family — from her mother, who makes an excellent pound cake, to her great-grandmother, whose recipes her grandmother can remarkably remember. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Dec. 2021 This moist and buttery pound cake is perfumed with lemon and orange and has an easy orange glaze for a sugary finish. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 The cinnamon pound cake is worth stashing in your pack for a midride snack. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, 4 Dec. 2018 Paige’s Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon parked up outside The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change to offer a mix of foods, from chili bowls and tacos to peach cobbler and cinnamon cream pound cake. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Jan. 2022 Prepare a 12-cup Bundt or pound cake pan with a generous amount of spray and a light dusting of flour. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Pound cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20cake. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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