Very nice cake, but I gave it a 4 because I made a couple changes to meet my needs. I wanted to serve strawberries over pound cake for Easter dessert, but the berries did not look appealing. So, I took KARLMALE's idea and used cardamom and the zest of one orange (I think the flavors of orange and cardamom are heavenly, but did not want the orange flavor to be too overpowering - the zest only was perfect!), and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla (there would have been that 1/2 tsp left in the bottle, and I think that tad extra added some depth of flavor). I also added 1/2 sour cream, based on other reviewers mentioning it was a little on the dry side. It was a tad too sweet for my taste, although my family thought it was fine (and I did not use a glaze - just a light sprinkle of powdered sugar), so I will use 1/2 c less sugar next time. It was lighter, not as dense, as pound cakes I have had in the past, which was actually a nice change. When I do want a denser pound cake, I will try one less egg (or fewer egg whites - I'll have to do some studying on that). All in all, it was a successful Easter dessert. Thanks Cathy!
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Very nice cake, but I gave it a 4 because I made a couple changes to meet my needs. I wanted...