The flavor of this cake was outstanding as was the texture. It was "gooey" in the middle and crunchy on the outside, just like we like them. I did not make the frosting to go on it as I thought i might be overkill on a simple poundcake. I will admit to being a little confused about the ingredients listing and the actual steps involved until I read it a couple of times and realized part of the cream cheese, powdered sugar and pecans were for the frosting. All in all a nice pound cake that I will make again.