March 4 – National Poundcake Day
So, March 4th is National Pound Cake Day. Why is it called Pound Cake you may ask? Most of the recipes you see are not truly pound cake. A true old fashion Pound Cake was so named because it used a pound of each major ingredient; 1 pound butter, 1 pound sugar, 1 pound eggs and one pound flour. This comes from the time before there were standardized measuring implements.
Pound Cake, not very interesting so why bother. Oh ye of little faith ... a good pound cake is lovely on its own. It is also an excellent starting point to build more exotic desserts on. One of the advantages to a pound cake is that it keeps quite well. You can wrap and it will keep fresh and moist outside the refrigerator for at least a week. In the refrigerator it can keep up to a month or more.