Pound Cake

Pound Cake

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 40 min
  • Servings 10
  • Freezes Yes
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian



    • 5 eggs, separated
    • 1 cup (250 ml) unsalted butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) sugar
    • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) all-purpose flour


Note from Ricardo

The pound cake is aptly named. Historically, the total ingredients are equivalent to one pound. In French, it is called "quatre-quart" because it consists of four ingredients of equal weight: one quarter of flour, one quarter of butter, one quarter of sugar and one quarter of eggs. It is an old recipe that gives a slightly dense cake, ideal for tea and trifles. You could even add grated lemon or orange zest.

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