if you're trying to stick to your diet, i suggest you move right along past this post. this is a diet-buster for sure. if you like buttery-almond goodness, that is!
happy was the day when mom or grandma would make this cake. my brother and i had a peculiar way of enjoying it....squished up into little pound cake balls. a pre-cursor to cake pops! and when mom let me lick the beaters (always), i was in batter heaven. ohhhhhh, the batter. i consider myself somewhat of a batter and dough connoisseur and this one is tops. :)
what makes this recipe different than your average DRY pound cake is the sour cream that adds the desperately needed moisture and the beaten egg whites that add a bit of fluff to the cake. but the star of the show is the almond extract. you really must like almond to appreciate this recipe. theoretically, you could swap out vanilla for the almond but it just wouldn't be as special in my opinion.