Did you know it’s called a pound cake because the original recipe called for one pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs? That makes sense, and it’s easy to remember, but what a massive cake that would make!
Try this recipe for a more manageable pound cake, with a hint of hazelnut essence: Million Dollar Pound Cake
For an easy summer dessert, drizzle some peach halves with honey and grill for a few minutes until softened. Toast some Million Dollar Pound Cake and top with vanilla ice cream and grilled peaches.
If you’re interested in historic recipes, check out Hannah Glasses’s pound cake recipe from The Art of Cookery, published in the 1770′s.