To me, this cake fairly sings of Mardi Gras! I first tasted this cake when my niece's friend brought it to our family's Easter brunch, and I became obsessed with the need to have the recipe. I asked, cajoled, even begged but to no avail. My request had to go through my niece and I think my pleas lost something in the translation. Then, alas, the friend moved away, and I thought the recipe was gone for good. But as you see, I do now have the recipe and I am embarrassed to tell how easy it was to obtain. It was right there all the time, in the little recipe book that came with the the Praline Liqueur!