Recipe: Pound Cake

Often a CAKE that will keep for some time is desired. In such an event, pound CAKE should be made, for it will remain fresh for a long period of time if it is stored in a closely covered receptacle. It is usually served without any ICING and is cut into small, thin slices. The recipe here given makes enough CAKE for two loaf-CAKE pans.


  •  1/2 c. finely cut citron
  •  5 eggs
  •  2/3 c. butter
  •  2 c. flour
  •  1-1/2 c. sugar
  •  1/2 tsp. mace

Steam the citron until it is soft, cut into thin strips, and then into small pieces. Cream the butter until it is white, sift the sugar in slowly, and beat the two until the sugar is dissolved. Add the eggs one at a time without previously beating them, and beat each egg in thoroughly before the other is added. Stir in the flour and mace and bake in a very slow oven, in one large or two small loaf-CAKE pans.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)