Cup Cake, or Poor Man’s Pound Cake


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Appears in
The Christmas Cook: Three Centuries of American Yuletide Sweets

By William Woys Weaver

Published 1990

  • About

In the manuscript cookbook of Josephine Lammott Smith of Union Bridge, Carroll County, Maryland, this recipe is called Poor Man’s Pound Cake, one of several folk names.10 She made it with leftover bread dough to which sugar and other ingredients were added. Most of these rural adaptations can be traced to a master recipe that appeared in 1837 in Caroline Gilman’s