*note to self* read other reviews before attempting recipe! Same thing happened to mine - all the fruit sunk down to the bottom and the juices leaked out of the spring-form pan onto the bottom of my oven. Big, smoking, stinking, mess! Flavors were pretty good; could've used some nutmeg in my opinion. Needed longer baking time as the cake was fine except for around the fruit it was under-cooked. A lot of work and I doubt I'll make it again.
Nice and interesting yeast flavor in a cake. However, at 5,500 feet, my cake rose up and swallowed my topping whole (at least it didn't then collapse like many cakes do here!). Next time I'd bake the cake for 10 minutes, then add the topping, then finish the baking.