Original Pound Cake from 1700's England

“My mother made this recipe or some variation of it for over 60yrs. once a week. When I was in college my weekly "care package" always included this cake. In her letter she always included the same note:"be sure to share, I don't want you wearing these pounds home." I made a lot of friends from this treasure. Don't forget to have a "toasted pound" for breakfast. ummm! 1#butter, 1#flour, 1#sugar, reason for name. If recipe has mace in it, count on it coming from Low Country in S.C.”
1hr 55mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add 1 egg at a time, beating after each.
  4. Gradually add sifted flour, 1/2 cup at a time, til all blended.
  5. Add lemon juice and lemon rind, blend inches.
  6. Pour into a buttered and floured tube pan.
  7. Bake 1hr 15mins to 1hr 30mins; Til toothpick in center comes out clean.

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