My mom used to make this incredible cake. I have no idea where the recipe came from originally so I can't give proper credit. It is always a hit with guests and family and I am often asked to bring it to family gatherings. My sisters-in-law also make Mom's cake. Mom was a cake snob. Yes, she was. She always made her cakes from scratch and would look displeased if it was a "box" cake. Imagine our surprise when Mom started baking cakes from the dreaded boxed mixes.