Not what I expected at all. I am an experienced baker, and I especially like to make pound cakes and have used many different recipes. This one didn't really work for me; taste was okay, however, texture left a lot to be desired. Cake didn't rise enough and it was too dense. I think this recipe can use a little baking powder, as well as a tsp of salt.
This cake is wonderful. I have to admit that I was skeptical of the oven temp (I thought it was an error), but it really works. I did make 2 slight changes in this recipe, the amount of vanilla, instead of 1 tsp, I used 2 tbsp and I used salted butter instead of unsalted or margarine. It is really great and my family loves it.