• Cooking Time: 1 1/4 hrs
  • Servings:
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I've always enjoyed fresh strawberries with a slice of poundcake, but had never baked one. This recipe is old....found in a cookbook published back in 1948. The interesting part about poundcake is the ingredients...a pound of everything....thus the name.


  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 lb sifted cake flour
  • 10 eggs, separated (which equals a pound)
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325' F
  • Cream the butter. Work in the flour until mixture is mealy.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla until thick in fluffy.
  • Add butter mixture to the egg mixture gradually, beating thoroughly. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold egg whites into butter mixture. Beat vigorously 5 minutes.
  • Prepare 2 loaf pans by lining them with parchment paper. Bake for 1 1/4 hours.

Categories: Cake 

Author Credit: The American Woman's Cookbook

Website Credit: http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2010/07/old-fashioned-poundcake-even-by-1948s.html

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