March 4 is a favorite and one of the sweetest food holidays of the year.
What is a pound cake and how did it get its name?
Pound cakes date back to the early 1700s. Pound cake got its name from the fact that the original cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. In the days when many people couldn’t read, this simple principle made it easy to remember the recipe.
Using a pound with all four ingredients will make a cake much larger than desired for a small family. Therefore, any cake made with a 1:1:1:1 ratio of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar is still called a pound cake.
Sara Lee is a name associated with ready-to-serve pound cakes and other deserts. The versatility of Sara Lee pound cakes makes it a perfect ingredient for a wide variety of recipes.
You can enjoy a slice topped with whipped cream, berries, and a side of coffee. You can use pound cake in place of traditional bread for extra yummy French toast. You can slice it and use it to hold trifles together.
Sara Lee now has five pound cake varieties in grocery retailers nationwide:
- The All Butter Pound Cake was introduced over 60 years ago and is now a slice of Americana.
- Lemon Pound Cake
- Light & Dreamy Pound Cake
- Pound Cake Slices (Double Chocolate and Original).
Check out Sara Lee on Pinterest for pictures of mouth watering pound cakes and pound cake ideas.
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