My step-daughter-in-law loves pecan pie and it was her birthday last week, so I baked this for dessert when she and her husband (my stepson) came over for dinner on Friday night. I don't use cake mix so just made up the dry ingredient part of a regular yellow cake. I did read the recipe wrong and used all 4 eggs for the cake mix part, and then had to add in another three eggs to the pecan part as called for in the recipe, but it didn't detract at all from this cake. It was rich, cloyinging sweet as a pecan pie should be, and a total hit. Thanks!