I found the cake to be terribly dry and rather like shoe leather. Would not make again. I think it needs butter or oil or something. It's not very good.
Went 30 minutes on the cake and omitted the water. Also recommend sifting the flour over the eggs & sugar, then gently folding it in . I simply sliced ripe strawberries rather than making a sugary sauce. You can poke a few holes with toothpick on top of the cake when it comes out of the over and sprinkle about 2 TB of a liqueur or rum, too. I have also made this recipe with the grated peel of one small orange. This cake looks very fancy, but is so easy!