Now this is my personal pund cake recipe, and I have never thought pound cake was suppose to be “light.” It should be just as the name denotes, a POUND CAKE. If I dont have enough butter I won’t even make it and call it a pound cake. Be sure all ingredients are at room temperature. I usually measure and set out all ingredients the night before. Except the milk,I normally take it out about 30 minutes to an hour before making the cake.