Grandma loved to make heavy poundcakes pretty much all scratch cakes or poundcakes are heavy that she made, but the taste unlike any other type of cake. She usually left it plain when she served it. I decided to experiment with her recipe, this was a nice change. I will only suggest one other thing, leave it in the refrigerator so it doesn't get soggy. This cake lasted all week and still taste great. It didn't look any different on the fifth day!