I followed the directions, but I used bread machine flour and I barely mixed it. It came out well. I served it with homemade amaretto whipped cream. A perfect combo
Used only one cup of flour and added a cup of almonds ground in food processor. Also cut sugar in half. Reason to use almonds instead of flour was because we had purchased a large container of mixed nuts at Costco and found the almonds to be extra dry and hard. Still had some almonds left so ground them a bit, added some butter and brown sugar to make a topping for the cake. Made an excellent coffee cake. Thanks for the *basic* recipe!
Unlike most of the reviews, I did not think that the cake was too dry and I did not even use all-purpose flour. Instead I used whole wheat flour to make it healthier. I did think that the cake was too sweet, but that just might be me. I will make this again, but next time with half the sugar.
I followed the directions exactly. The cake was heavy and dense; not at all as expected. Unless, there's a way to make it lighter and airy - I wouldn't make this one again. I'm open to suggestions.