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pound cake

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

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for pound cake

Historical Examples

  • They were at the canned peaches and pound-cake by this time.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

    Margaret Widdemer

  • Selinda said she'd love to have the receipt of that pound-cake.

  • “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.


British Dictionary definitions for pound cake

pound cake

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 a rich fruit cake originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour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