Should your pound cake develop what is known as a sad streak---that circular dip around the top center of the cake---don't fret. It is likely caused by some slight underbaking, although some people will say you overmixed the batter and still others say the recipe contains too many eggs. It is considered good luck in the South.
- - - from the cookbook, "American Cake"
With four sticks of butter, six eggs and 2 1/4 cups of sugar, it's a good thing I run the way I do!