In the meantime, I had to perform my duties as a filial daughter and take care of my Dad's stomach while I am away. So I am making stuff to stock up and clear instructions have been given to my brother to feed Dad.
This one is a recipe from Alice Medrich's "Chocolate and the art of low fat desserts". I must admit that I really like this book because the recipes I have made thus far have not compromised too much in taste, despite being lower in fat. This particular one however, while still delicious, lacked the heavy-sort of feel normally associated with traditional pound cakes. But that could be because I slightly modified the recipe by using 2 whole eggs rather than 1 egg + 2 egg whites. I just hate discarding the yolks and at this moment, I have no use for them.
The resulting pound cake was very fragrant, all thanks to the vanilla extract. It tasted sort of like a slightly less rich vanilla cupcake; less rich because it was "drier" i.e. less moist and buttery but given my modification, I would probably try the recipe once more but using the exact recipe before I make a judgement. But as of now, I much prefer the texture and moisture-level from Ms Medrich's recipe for the Chocolate Marble Cake.
That should settle Dad's sweet-carbs for the week :)