Everyone enjoys the simplicity and elegance of pound cakes. It is said to be on the simplest but most satisfying classic dessert while others would comment that it’s already outdated. Pound cakes were said to have originated in Northern Europe around the early 1700s and were said to have entered American cuisine in 1796.
All countries and regions have their variations of pound cakes. From the plain, classic, buttery pound cake, to those mixed with nuts, fruits, and spices, then topped with a glaze for a more sophisticated look, the pound cake will always remain a classic and will always stay as one of the easiest desserts to bake.
Pound Cake Trivia
- A pound each of sugar, eggs, butter, and flour is all you need to make a classic pound cake. The name says it all, making it effortless to recall.
- Each country has their own interpretation of pound cakes. American style requires the classic recipe which calls for a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Meanwhile, the French would love to add mashed bananas and rum, Mexicans would add raisins, ad both Colombians and Venezuelans would soak the cake in wine, fill it with cream, and sprinkle it with sugar.