I'd say this is a solid 4 stars. For one, I don't consider it a pound cake when you use butter flavored shortening - I was taught that pound cake = butter, no ifs and or buts about it. I used 1 cup of softened butter. For two, the bake time on this was waay off for my oven (or b/c I used butter IPO shortening). My cake was prefect at 55 minutes @ 325. If I'd set the timer for 1 hr 15 minutes like the recipe states it would've been completely dried out. I also subbed sour cream for the buttermilk (didn't have any b.milk and only had skim on hand...no good for pund cake IMHO). That said, with fresh strawberries and blueberries folded in this baked up wonderfully. Very moist and tender, not dry at all. I did make the sauce, but used pureed fresh strawberries in place of the drained juice and poured a vanilla glaze over it. Every crumb was devoured at the bbq I took this to.
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I'd say this is a solid 4 stars. For one, I don't consider it a pound cake when you use butter...