Wow! Made it for my husband's birthday and he loved it! However, I made homemade poundcake, which we prefer and wound up doubling the filling ingredients to accommodate a 3 quart bowl. I think the ingredients listed would fit a 1.5 quart bowl better. It might be a little better if you use amaretto instead of brandy, but this is AWESOME!! Not hard, looks beautiful and is so very good! A keeper I will make over and over. Gets better with each day, too!