Rich Pound Cake

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Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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This recipe makes a good rich fruit cake and is excellent for a Christmas cake. The quantities given here make a cake between 2 and 3 lb. (1–1½ k.) in weight.


  • 8 oz. (240 g.) butter
  • 8 oz. (240


Grease and paper a 10-inch (25-cm.) cake tin.

Cream together the butter and sugar very thoroughly and add the beaten eggs, a little at a time. Fold in the flour, salt and spice and add the fruit. M