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National Pound Cake Day

Pound Cake

Pound cake dates back to Europe in the 1700s. The cake is traditionally made with a pound of each ingredient: flour, butter, egg and sugar – hence the name. The cake is then baked in a loaf pan or Bundt mould, and served with dusted powdered sugar or a light glaze of icing. There are many variations of the cake today, as chefs and home cooks explore different ingredients to add to it.

The saying goes “bake a pound, give a pound,” and means every pound cake you make, you have to give one to another person. So, today, enjoy some pound cake and don’t forget to give some, too!

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If you have any questions about this article or flight crew culinary training, contact me at jdetloff@airculinaire.com. For questions about in-flight catering, contact weborders@airculinaire.com.

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