Pound Cake Question

Decorating By Jazp Updated 27 Dec 2009 , 4:27am by JanH

Jazp Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 2:02pm
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Is WASC considered a pound cake ? icon_confused.gif

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hilly Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 3:14pm
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No, why?


ETA:
After I posted, I googled "pound cake definition" and came up with why you probably think they are the same.

This is what I got from most online dictionaries:
A rich, finely textured yellow cake containing eggs, flour, butter, and sugar.


However, originally pound cake was made with pound of eggs, a pound of butter, a pound of sugar and a pound of flour & then flavor of choice. No baking soda, no baking powder, no milk. From what I understand you beat the batter well after each egg addition to get the leavening effect.

Jazp Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 5:28pm
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oh okay thank u. .... I just had that thought becuz of how dense and thick like pound cake it is. ..is there a book out there that u know of that differentiates the types of cakes...cause I would also like to know what constitutes a sponge cake.

Jazp Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 5:34pm
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And be little more educated on something that I love (cake)

LaBellaFlor Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 6:19pm
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You could try to google different cake types and see what you get.

Cakepro Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 11:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jazp

is there a book out there that u know of that differentiates the types of cakes...cause I would also like to know what constitutes a sponge cake.




Buy Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible and Shirley Corriher's Bakewise Both are EXCELLENT books and you will learn a TON of information about cakes, not to mention you will also get a ton of awesome recipes.

JanH Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 4:27am
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