Pound Cakes

Ingredients

Sharon’s Pound Cake is made with only the finest ingredients available, including:

  • Unsalted Butter & Margarine
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  •  Eggs
  •  Cream Cheese
  •  Vanilla

Sharon’s House of Pound Cakes uses only the finest ingredients. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No short cuts. Each cake is hand measured and made from scratch. You will taste the difference!!!

 

History of the Pound Cake

The name (Pound Cake) comes from the fact that the original pound cakes contained one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. No leaveners were used other than the air whipped into the batter. In the days when many people couldn’t read, this simple convention made it simple to remember recipes.

A cake made of 1 pound of each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour would have been very large and would have been able to serve multiple families. As years went by, the portions of the ingredients used were adjusted to make a smaller, lighter cake. However, the name of the cake stuck.