Pound cake is proof that something old can be new again. From heirloom recipes to current variations, the Ultimate Pound Cakes: Classic Recipe Collection of over 85 recipes will give you a treasure trove to choose from for years to come. Holidays, special occasions, or weeknight suppers, these test-kitchen approved, home-baked cakes are always a welcome surprise for family and friends. They also make fabulous gifts.
The pound cake, with its original recipe of a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, has grown from its early 18th century English origin to a virtual variety of show of flavors with sour cream, chocolate, caramel, and spice to name a few. From tube cakes to mini loaves, this beautiful selection of recipes will enhance your table with delicious desserts for years to come