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Pound cake can be traced back to British cooks in the early 1700s. In those days, recipes were traded mostly by word of mouth, and pound cake got it’s name because it used four basic ingredients: flour, sugar, butter and eggs, a pound each. Maybe one of the reasons pound cake gained popularity quickly was because the recipe was so easy to remember! By the 1800s, cake recipes began to evolve, as tastes changed, and people wanted lighter desserts. Today, pound cake has many creative variations, and Krista from Maryland modernized her recipe with zippy lemon extract. The smell of lemon and butter baking in this cake will make the fussiest British cook say, “Blimey, that’s delicious!”