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Dec 13, 2007 12:18 PM

Pound Cakes in NYC?

Hi all,

I'm looking to make a berry trifle for my holiday dinner, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for bakeries with good pound cakes in NYC? I don't eat many baked goods, so I'm clueless as to purveyors of quality whole pound cakes here.

I'd prefer not to go the Entenmann's route.

Any recommendations?

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  1. What neighborhood are you in?

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    1. re: rjm

      I live in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, but obviously can pretty much get anywhere in or around the city.

      1. re: samiam123

        Some additional info would be helpful - do you mean Yura and Company on the east side on Madison? And do they sell it by the whole loaf?

        1. re: Rocknrope

          Yes-Yura on the east side of Madison-it is delicious pound cake. Yes, they do sell loaves.

      2. You're right, Entenmann's is not like pound cake at all. Theirs is too fluffy. The closest I've found to old fashioned moist pound cake is the house brand at Fairway. It isn't quite as good as what we used to get from Peter Pan Bake Shops back in the 1950's but it will do for now. Fairway's used to be better but they started labelling it "Kosher" so I guess the butter came out. I wish they would offer the old recipe as well.

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        1. re: Brian W

          I am totally on board with you Brian--because of the taste issue and also because it's just so odd to me that a food which gets it's name from the quantity of butter in its original recipe should start to omit it.

        2. This may be heresy to say here but I used to love Sara Lee frozen pound cake. I'd slice off a piece of the still frozen cake, pop it in the toaster oven for a minute or two and then add a scoop of ice cream and chocolate sauce, deeeeeelicious!

          1. Just as a followup, I found some great poundcake from the bakers at the greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday's.