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March 4 is National Poundcake Day

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Yes, it’s National Poundcake Day but, did you ever think about why they call it pound cake?  Old recipes use a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour then mix and bake. It would keep for a week and was considered to many their “daily bread.” Now a-days you would add a tablespoon of vanilla extract and baking soda then bake at 375 until you done. It’s just that simple.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Poundcake:

  1. The Pound Cake is a British creation that dates back to the early 1700s.
  2. Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a Bundt mold, and served either dusted with powdered sugar, lightly glazed, or sometimes with a coat of icing.
  3. In Britain pound cake  is more commonly known as ‘Sponge cake’ or ‘Madeira cake’.
  4. The German Eischwerkuchen is a recipe very similar to the pound cake.
  5. In France…

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