Pound Cake

Named because it traditionally was made with one pound each of flour, butter, and sugar, plus eggs, pound cake always is basic. A cook might add vanilla or almond extract, sour cream for dairy tang, or baking powder to lighten it up a bit, but it’s never fancy on its own. On the other hand, its sturdy nature makes it an ideal pallet for all kinds of piled-on culinary whimsy: fruits, ice cream, syrups. Torn into little pieces, it becomes an ingredient in audacious desserts. At Miss Jane’s Restaurant in Warrenton, Georgia, locals love what is billed as strawberry salad: sugared and finely chopped berries, little chunks of pound cake, and Cool Whip, all whirled together.

Restaurants With This Dish

Sweet T’s

THOMSON, GA

Betsy’s Around the Corner

AIKEN, SC

Rizer’s Pork & Produce

LODGE, SC

Purple Hull Market | Southern Plate Lunch And Big Steaks

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC

Stone Roastery

BELVEDERE, SC

Bush’s

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