“Ponqué” or Pound Cake?

Venezuela, my home country has a very special and important cake recipe called               ” Ponqué” and recently I found out something quite funny about this recipe. 

My great grandmother, Cecilia, also known to all of us as ” Pitica” had a very special recipe called ” Ponqué Delicado”, written by hand on my mom´s recipe book, has been the cake recipe to go to any time we have a celebration at home and ended up being one of the recipes that I use the most for my cakes.

The funny thing is that a while ago, I was watching TV and the recipe that was on the cooking channel was a Pound Cake recipe, and looking at the ingredients and the preparation, I realized it was practically the same as my Great grandmother´s recipe!


Light bulb on top of my head!

” Ponqué” is just a lost in translation word for ” Pound Cake”. All our lives we have been baking a Pound Cake, believing that it was a very ” Venezuelan” thing and happened to be just this, Pound Cake. However still very good, and I, of course, have to say that my Great grandmother´s recipe is the best!


So, let me share with you the recipe so you all can be the judge of that!


250 grams of butter

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1 cup of milk

3 cups of self-raising flour

2 teaspoons of baking powder

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

How to make it:

  1. Mix the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Add the eggs mixing well after each addition.
  3. Mix the milk and the vanilla extract
  4. Mix the flour with the baking powder ( swift it)
  5. Add the flour and the milk.
  6. Bake at 180 ou 200ºC for 35-40 min

And, if you like a more detailed recipe and step-by-step video, please join for FREE my online school and check out this ” Ponque” recipe.

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Or go directly to this video for the complete ” Ponqué” recipe How to bake a cake from scratch!

In this video, I´ll bake with you my Great grandmother´s recipe from scratch!


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By the way, this is my beautiful great grandmother ” Pitica” she lived till the amazing age of 99 always sweet and baking for all of us!

Sharing with you this recipe is a nice way to keep her memory alive and close to us.

I hope you like this cake as much as we all do in the family.

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