This is an absolutely declicious, moist cake that smells and tastes like Christmas. My grandmother Bonnie had spent some time in California in the 40's and I believe that's where this recipe originated. This cake is perfect to bake a day ahead and enjoy as a breakfast item. Also it's perfect to separate the batter into 7 mini loaf pans and give away as gifts. Let me know what you think...it's one our family traditions which I hope becomes one of yours.