This cake is awesome. My husband asked me to come up with a cake that had his favorite fruit in it. Peaches. It's different than the usual pound cake. It smells so good every time I take the cake cover off to get a slice. I make it all year round, but love making it in the summer when I get fresh peaches from the orchard. If you use canned peaches be sure to drain first. I use a good dark rum in this cake like Bacardi or Appleton's. I don't separate the flour with the salt and baking soda everything gets put in the same time in mixing bowl. Depending on how much extracts I have on hand sometimes I use less of one and more of another, but the aroma of almond extract is the best.