George Washington Pound Cake
65 mins (prep 15, cooking 50)
6 ingredients
1 servings
This is really a wonderful cake. It’s quite sweet but otherwise nearly perfect. Plain as it is, it’s too good for a frosting or anything more than maybe a little ice cream, or some butter and jam on a slice that is toasted under a broiler.Originally this called for a 1/2 teaspoon each of vanilla and almond extracts, but I prefer it with only vanilla. Other flavors may be used, too. To make a lemon pound cake, eliminate the vanilla and use 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and the grated zest of 1 lemon.

Categories:  holiday , easy , north-american , cakes , american , heirloom~historical , <-4-hours , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (1183.4 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 5182.52 Calories from Fat 1692.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 188.03g 289.28%
Saturated Fat 117.1g 585.52%
Trans Fat 7.43g %
Cholesterol 487.62mg 162.54%
Sodium 1472.9mg 61.37%
Total Carbohydrate 843.01g 281.0%
Dietary Fiber 8.04 g 32.18%
Sugars 474.39 g %
Protein 40.73g 81.47%
Vitamin A 5667.73IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 125.87mg% Iron 34.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, pinch salt