National Poundcake Day is an annual American holiday celebrating poundcake. This is a simple but very tasty dessert that enjoys the fame of a family sweet dish. The holiday is celebrated on March 4.
The history of National Poundcake Day is not reliably known. This dessert has long been popular with American families. Both professional pastry chefs and ordinary housewives celebrate the holiday by pleasing their family with pound cake.
More often than not, the pound cake slices served to the table are topped with fresh fresh fruit or ice cream with a variety of fillings. It is believed that the dessert recipe first appeared in Europe in the 18th century. Only a few ingredients are needed to make it: butter, eggs, flour and sugar.
- The dessert got its name because of the composition, in which each ingredient was equal to 1 pound (450 g). The end result was a very large pie that was definitely enough for the whole family!
- Today, the classic pie recipe is often supplemented with new ingredients. So, for example, use sweet spices and leavening agent.
- The 1851 Direction for Cookery recipe book described a pound cake in which the addition of citrus juice was recommended. Later, milk began to be added as a liquid in the preparation of the dessert, and some preferred to use alcoholic drinks based on grapes.
How to celebrate
On National Poundcake Day, make your own pie. Use all of your culinary skills to surprise your family with this wonderful dish. You can either go with the classic recipe or make a pound cake in your own style. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried the pound cake and what impression it made.
When is National Poundcake Day in 2024?
National Poundcake Day is observed on March 4 each year.