pound cake

noun

Definition of pound cake

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

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From her selflessness and quiet joy to her world-famous pound cake, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 9/5," 5 Sep. 2019 The result is a cake that is somewhat muffin-like, a little like a coffee cake, and reminiscent of pound cake. Washington Post, "With peaches, blueberries or whatever fruit you’ve got, this is the cake you’ll make all summer," 19 July 2019 The bread is deliciously similar to the sweetness of pound cake and the appearance of rye bread. Erika Owen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Things to Do in Iceland: Our Definitive List," 16 Aug. 2019 Whip up her old fashion southern pound cake and have your entire life changed. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Baking Black Women Are All About The Sweet Life," 9 Aug. 2019 Method: Cut the pound cake lengthwise to make 1/2-inch thick slices. Kirsten Dixon, Anchorage Daily News, "An Alaskan’s Baked Alaska recipe for the holidays," 24 Dec. 2011 Hopefully summer’s ricotta pound cake with strawberries and whipped mascarpone ($9) got more ricotta in its batter. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "Restaurant review: Bettola gives Aurora a date night-perfect Italian bistro," 1 Aug. 2019 Following the same logic, blondies give you wiggle room, as do denser fruit cakes, pound cakes and even coffee cakes. Becky Krystal, Twin Cities, "How to swap baking pan sizes without ruining your recipe," 7 July 2019 Following the same logic, blondies give you wiggle room, as do denser fruit cakes, pound cakes and even coffee cakes. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to swap baking pan sizes without ruining your recipe," 3 July 2019

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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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pound cake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pound cake

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

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