Why do they call it pound cake?
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Pound cake got its name from the traditional recipe, which called for a pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. The cake was originally bake in a loaf pan, and was denser and richer than other cakes of the time. While the ingredients and baking method have changed over the years, the name has stuck.
Pound cake is a kind of a butter cake with a lot of butter and sugar. Pound cake developed in early 17th century and it was the first cake using a pound of each ingredient sugar, flour and butter. The name of the cake was originated because everything used in the cake was measured by weight. Pound cake was very popular in America during the 20th century. Today, some people believe that pound cake was made in England, but this information is not correct.
Pound cake is a type of cake that was originally made by combining all the ingredients in a single bowl, and then beating them together with a wooden spoon.
The name pound cake is derived from the size of the original cakes. The weight of each cake was equivalent to one pound.