Julie R. Thomson solves one of life’s mysteries:
Pound cake gets its name from the fact that it calls for a pound of flour, a pound of butter (yes!), a pound of sugar and a pound of eggs. That’s it. If that sounds like a lot of cake, you can cut the ingredients in half — so long as the ratio remains the same, that’s all that matters.
All those pounds end up weighing a pound in the grocery store version.