Vintage Recipe Roundup: 1903 Pound cake (Only 5 ingredients!)

A request for my son’s birthday, this pound cake is wonderful, with just 5 ingredients! YUM!

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Have you ever wondered where the term “pound cake” originated? I can’t be 100% certain, but I have a feeling it’s due to the ingredients in the old, vintage version of the cake: 1 pound each of flour, butter and sugar. We had this discussion a few weeks ago in my house, after my better half and I made a modern day pound cake. My son, asked why it is called “pound cake” and I told him what I just told you. This peaked his interest.

Well, he just turned 20 years old yesterday! (WOW do I feel old! I no longer have teenagers in the house.) For his birthday cake, he asked for this specific pound cake, the original version, with a pound of flour, sugar and butter. He wanted to compare it to the modern version we had a few weeks before. (They are incredibly different, in case…

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10 Comments on “Vintage Recipe Roundup: 1903 Pound cake (Only 5 ingredients!)

  1. It’s amazing with those amounts that it didn’t turn out heavy and dry. I’m always fascinated by vintage recipes and love the origin story

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