The 1896 One Pound-Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by TGirl

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

Top Review by 583480

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a