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    The 1896 One Pound-Pound Cake

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    1 hr 30 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    TGirl,RN's Note:

    Posted in response to a request for an authentic one pound pound cake...this recipe is from a cookbook, dated 1896

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    Serves: 24



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Cream butter and sugar.
    2. 2
      Add egg yolks, beat until thick and lemon colored.
    3. 3
      In seperate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
    4. 4
      Add egg whites, mace, flour, and brandy to egg yolk/sugar mixture.
    5. 5
      Beat vigorously for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Bake in deep pan at 350 degrees for 75 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 09, 2007


      Love this recipe we made it with whole wheat flour and Irish whiskey(not big brandy drinkers). The WW flour added such a depth of flavor to the cake. It is now my husbands favorite cake he will take it over brownies and thats saying something.

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    • on April 03, 2006


      This is actually how original pound cakes were made back in the late 1800's according to home economists. It makes a HUGE cake and it weighs a ton. It is a dense cake too. I didn't use brandy or mace, but used butter and almond flavoring instead. I cooked mine at 300 for a longer period of time and it was not dry, just dense. WONDERFUL warm with a big glass of milk or with ice cream.

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    • on April 01, 2006


      This recipe is NOT good at all. Unless you like your poundcake with virutally NO FLAVOR, dry and dense. I bake cakes from scratch all the time and this is one of the worst recipes I have ever tried. If you are looking for a downhome delicious recipe for pound cake this isn't it.

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    Nutritional Facts for The 1896 One Pound-Pound Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (76 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 308.1
    Calories from Fat 156
    Total Fat 17.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 118.2 mg
    Sodium 135.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 19.0 g
    Protein 4.4 g

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