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We liked it but it was not the honey cake I had expected. It was easy to make and I made it exactly as stated. None of the flavors really came out in the taste, unfortunately rather bland. I checked on the cakes after 40 minutes and they seemed done. But-to take off 20 minutes of the stated baking time seemed a little too much. So-I let them stand in the oven another five minutes. By then the edges were a little burned. When the cakes had cooled off I sliced one and found that the inside was still a little "gooey", seemed a bit undercooked. But if I had let them stand longer in the oven the outside would have burned too much. Maybe it needed a lower oven temperature. Or maybe I should have put baking paper over the cakes and let them stand for the full hour. I will try this again and see if it turns out different. Anyway, I am glad I tried this and as I said in the beginning, we liked the cakes, thus three stars. Thanks for posting.