This was my first italian cream cake. I had no idea that it took so many ingredients! I made myself a sample cake to try and it was really moist and had nice flavor. I think next time I'll half the recipe because the cake was HUGE! I couldn't fit it in a regular cake box. This customer really got their money's worth. Mrs. Alice said this was the best italian cream cake she'd ever had! And this is her favorite kind of cake! I'll have to keep this recipe.