pound cake



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

Origin of pound cake

First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for poundcake

Historical Examples of poundcake

  • There was smothered chicken, light biscuit, fresh eggs, poundcake and tea.

    The Colonel's Dream

    Charles W. Chesnutt

British Dictionary definitions for poundcake

pound cake


a rich fruit cake originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour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