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Pound Cake Project, Part 2

The recipe for the second installment of The Pound Cake Project comes from The Virginia Housewife, or Methodical Cook, by Mary Randolph.  This book was first published in 1824.  The copy that I own...

Pound Cake Project, Part 1

Pound cake gets its name from the original composition of the cake, which was nothing more than one pound each of sugar, butter, eggs and flour.  It is difficult to make this connection today,...