- a rich, sweet cake made originally with approximately a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour.
Origin of pound cake
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Historical Examples of pound cake
They were at the canned peaches and pound-cake by this time.The Wishing-Ring Man
Selinda said she'd love to have the receipt of that pound-cake.Samantha at the World's Fair
“My son gets very tired,” Mrs. Anderson said, softly, as she passed the pound-cake again to her caller.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The girls in Hayesboro are the sustaining kind of friends, like pound-cake, sweetened and beautifully frosted.Over Paradise Ridge
Maria Thompson Daviess
Hot coffee, corn bread and biscuit were passed to each guest, and a piece of pound-cake and a little preserved fruit for dessert.
- a rich fruit cake originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour