wow.. this cake is really good... I did everything as stated except I didnt use the pine nuts... dont really like nutty cakes.. :-) and I left 1/2 the cake without icing.. as I liked the flavor of it even w/out icing! I had to borrow a pan to make this lol... hope I dont forget to return it! :-X Thanks for the wonderful recipe.. this one has so many of my favorite ingredients in it! So many good recipes Rita! ;-) Keep em' comin!!