American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rich, finely textured yellow cake containing eggs, flour, butter, and sugar.
- From pound ("unit of mass") + cake. (Wiktionary)
- From the original recipe, calling for a pound each of butter, sugar, and flour. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Green tea and fried pork, honeycomb and salted salmon, pound cake and pickled cucumbers, stewed chickens and apple-tarts, maple molasses and pease-pudding, gingerbread and sour-crout, are to be found at almost every table.”
“Whether baking or bakerying, steer toward cakes that look good enough to be put on a glass pedestal—lemon yellow pound cake dusted with confectioners’ sugar or shimmery white coconut bundt cake topped with lots of shavings.”
“As I got there, Wendy Callers approached, with a fresh pound cake wrapped in a checkered towel.”
“I would scrawl “salad and iced tea” for lunch, neglecting to mention that the salad came with a basket of breadsticks dripping in butter, or that I “tasted” my co-worker’s pound cake that she didn’t want to finish.”
“For dessert, we had loaves of pound cake and a big bowl of jawbreakers.”
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