Probably because it needed a pound of butter which what goes in a POUND CAKE. Powdered sugar is just that, powder, which is light and airy, another probable reason this cake was dry.
I am a good cook, I can follow a recipe, I made this exactly as stated, it is dry and tasteless, very disappointed. It has been depleted from my recipe file.
I made this last weekend. It came out quite nice and tasty, but a little dry. I think I over cooked it. I intend to make it again.
Wonderful recipe! Very similar to a good southern pound cake. I think I will add some citrus or bourbon to it next time just for fun. Great basic light crumb recipe that works every time.