Pound cake. As a name, it really doesn’t sound all that appealing. However, once you’ve tried a slice of pound cake you’ll understand just how divine it really is. I never really thought about why a pound cake is called pound cake until I watched an episode of Martha Stewart. The origin of the name is actually quite obvious. The ingredients require ONE POUND of each: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. So, if you’re on a diet, you may want to steer clear of this dessert. Most countries have their own variation of pound cake. In Germany it’s called Sandkuchen (sand cake because it looks like sand). Mexico’s variation is called panqué and in France it is quatre-quarts. As long as you follow the 1:1:1:1 ratio your cake can be called pound cake. Glaze with icing or powdered sugar, serve with fresh fruits, and whipped cream or pudding and enjoy!