This cake has a very "dark" nutty flavor! I used all purpose flour, but I think it should be self-rising flour. The cake turned out dense and moist and was very tasty! I think using self-rising flour would have given a more cake like texture and lighten the flavor some. However, it was very good and one of my DH's card playing buddies asked to take some home for he and his wife! Now this is definitely a positive comment on this cake! Oh, BTW, between the card playing guys, myself and sending some home with one of the guys, this cake is history! LOL! Thanks for a wonderful photo swap, Sylvie!