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pound cake

noun

  1. a rich, sweet cake made originally with approximately a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour.


pound cake

noun

  1. a rich fruit cake originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pound cake1

First recorded in 1740–50
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Example Sentences

This is a plain but potent loaf, faintly reminiscent of pound cake but with a savory edge from the miso.

From Eater

Those with a sweet tooth should turn directly to the cinnamon roll pound cake conceived by Jocelyn Delk Adams, a Food Network judge and founder of the blog Grandbaby Cakes.

There wasn’t a market for vegan products — no one knew what they were, Schinner says, so she sold the treats as “an interesting new pound cake that was nutritious because it was made from okara.”

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The news reports of the speech quoted that line, so it became the pound cake speech.

Watching her slice the pound cake, smiling and laughing, was exactly like the television show.

Thinking that no one could see me, I quickly put the pound cake ball into my back pocket.

When food writer Petrit Husenaj went to visit TV food star Ina Garten, he got nervous and ruined a pound cake.

Hot coffee, corn bread and biscuit were passed to each guest, and a piece of pound-cake and a little preserved fruit for dessert.

Who ever heard of an eagle eating pound cake with raisins and citron in it?

Stir in flour to render it of the consistency of pound cake.

Mrs. Piper says eel-jumbles, and sassafras-pie, and pound-cake; all made in five minutes!

Add a tea-cup of thick cream, and sifted flour to render it of the consistency of unbaked pound cake.

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