National Pound Cake Day is annually observed in the United States on March 4th. Pound cake lovers, near and far, can celebrate with a piece (or two) of this delicious rich delight.
The traditional recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger than most families can consume, as it calls for a pound each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar. Hence the name Pound Cake.
In the United States, sour cream pound cake is a popular variation apart from the traditional pound cake recipe. Other variations include adding vanilla or almond flavoring or dried fruits.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Turn on your ovens and bake up a traditional pound cake.
1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2 to 1 tablespoon almond
Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.
Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.
Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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