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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Example sentences from the Web for pound cake
There was smothered chicken, light biscuit, fresh eggs, poundcake and tea.The Colonel's Dream|Charles W. Chesnutt
British Dictionary definitions for pound cake
a rich fruit cake originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour
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