the Victorian side of baking.
Pound cake is a traditional favorite and dates back to the 1700s. Why is it called pound cake? It's called pound cake due to the recipe itself and a ratio of 1:1:1:1 for the ingredients of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Using that foundation additional flavorings and ingredients can be added to create quite a variety of cakes. The vanilla and chocolate marbled cake is a very popular choice.