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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Traditional pound cake

Traditional pound cake

When you think of old fashion cakes, the first thing that comes to mind is a pound cake. Traditionally a pound cake was made with 4 ingredients in an equal ratio. 1 pound of sugar, 1 pound of eggs, 1 pound of flour and 1 pound of butter.

Eliza Leslie in her 1851 edition of Direction for Cookery, suggested adding lemon and oranges.

A four pound cake is probably too big for most families, so here is a smaller version.

-         - 225 g butter ( room temperature )
-         - 225 g sugar
-         -  225 g flour
-         -   4 eggs
-         - The zest of an orange ( or lemon if you prefer )

Beat  eggs until fluffy – Light creamy yellow
Mix till smooth butter and sugar
Add all the ingredients together
Pour in a greased.
Bake in a 180 degrees oven for about 30-40 mn. Use the toothpick test to check if the cake is finished.
Let it cool, then sprinkle icing sugar over.

Pound cake


  1. The recipe looks delicious! Citrus would certainly be a great addition. :)

  2. looks yummy! thanks for the recipe:)

  3. Looks yummy, I think I will try it today and share at Knit nite tomorrow.