What a GEM! This recipe was on my list to try during the RSC#11 but didn't get a chance to do it. I prepared as stated, no substitutes, & it baked in 70 minutes. It's deliciously moist with a great texture. The brandy seems like a lot in the ingredients but turns out to be a perfectly smooth hint of flavor in the finished product. The raspberry glaze is very sweet alone but compliments the cake in a most pleasing way. Made & enjoyed for Hidden Gems (RSC#11 Jan 2008).