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The pound cake is aptly named. It consists of four ingredients of equal weight: a quarter of flour, a quarter of butter, a quarter of sugar and a quarter of eggs.

In English, it is called a “pound cake” because, historically, the total of the ingredients was equivalent to one pound (pound).

This is an old recipe that makes a slightly massive cake, ideal for tea and trifles. You could even flavor it with lemon or orange zest.

* Ingredients:

° 5 eggs, separated

° 1 cup unsalted butter, soft

° 3/4 cup sugar

° 2 tsp.Vanilla extract

° 3 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* Preparation:

Preheat oven to 180 ºC .

Butter a 20  10 cm loaf pan.

In a pot, whisking egg whites until stiffing . Reserving .

In another bowl, with the same beaters, whisk the butter, sugar and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes white. Add  egg yolks & keep to beat. Employ an electric mixer, progressively  add the flour & blend until just incorporate .

Add half of the egg whites to the previous mixture at low speed. Gently fold in the rest of the egg whites with a spatula, folding them into the dough.

Pour  appliance into the mold and level well. Baking in middle of the oven for 41 to 51 min .


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