from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich, finely textured yellow cake containing eggs, flour, butter, and sugar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dense yellow cake, the traditional recipe for wich consists of equal quantities (nominally one pound) of butter, eggs, flour, and sugar.
Green tea and fried pork, honeycomb and salted salmon, pound cake and pickled cucumbers, stewed chickens and apple-tarts, maple molasses and pease-pudding, gingerbread and sour-crout, are to be found at almost every table.
Whether baking or bakerying, steer toward cakes that look good enough to be put on a glass pedestal—lemon yellow pound cake dusted with confectioners’ sugar or shimmery white coconut bundt cake topped with lots of shavings.
As I got there, Wendy Callers approached, with a fresh pound cake wrapped in a checkered towel.
I would scrawl “salad and iced tea” for lunch, neglecting to mention that the salad came with a basket of breadsticks dripping in butter, or that I “tasted” my co-worker’s pound cake that she didn’t want to finish.
For dessert, we had loaves of pound cake and a big bowl of jawbreakers.