pound cake

pound cake
noun Etymology: from the original recipe prescribing a pound of each of the principal ingredients Date: 1747 a rich butter cake made with a large proportion of eggs and shortening

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  • pound cake — noun N. Amer. a rich cake originally made with a pound of each chief ingredient …   English new terms dictionary

  • pound cake — /ˈpaʊnd keɪk/ (say pownd kayk) noun a rich butter cake made with a large number of eggs. {so named because originally it was made with a pound (pound2 def. 2) of the principal ingredients of butter, sugar and flour} …   Australian English dictionary

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