March 4th is National Pound Cake Day!
Here are today’s five thing to know about Poundcake:
The Pound Cake is a British creation that dates back to the early 1700s.
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.
In Britain pound cake is more commonly known as ‘Sponge cake’ or ‘Madeira cake’.
The German “Eischwerkuchen” cake is a recipe very similar to the pound cake.
In France pound cake is a traditional and popular cake of the French region of Brittany, and uses the same quantity of the four ingredients but with no added fruit of any kind.