My daughter tryed two new pound cake recipies when we were in Oregon for Christmas. Old recipies don't always translate well with the foods of today. I believe after trying a recipie for pound cake from the bible (my 1932 Betty Crocker cookbook), that you need to use half and half instead of milk, 2% just doesn't cut it the cake is always to dry.
Both of these were flops, one was to dry, and the other I believe was a misprint in the cookbook, you can't make good cake without SUGAR!! That recipie did not have any sugar in it!