French Lemon-Poppy Pound Cake

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  • Makes

    one

    9 inch loaf
    • Difficulty

      Medium

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By Joanne Chang

Published 2010

  • About

Pound cakes are traditionally made with a pound of butter, a pound of flour, a pound of sugar, and a pound of eggs, hence the name. When properly made, the result is a dense, velvety cake with a tight crumb. But the key is knowing how to make it properly. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve attempted a classic pound cake recipe only to pull a tough, unimpressive loaf out of the oven. When I worked at Payard, I learned a new approach to making pound cakes that borrows a page from the g

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