This cake is so moist, the addition of cream cheese and buttermilk gives this cake a rich buttery flavor. I have made this cake on several occasions, and everyone has really commented on how good it is! 1 cup of sugar does not produce a sweet cake, if you prefer your cake on the sweeter side, just add in about 2-4 tbsps more more of sugar. I have added in 2 teaspoons of pure lemon extract with 1 tbsp grated lemon rind, it is not necessary, but really gives a nice flavor to the cake. I think you will really enjoy this cake! Make sure that ALL ingredients are room temperature!