I love trying new dessert recipes. I think this would be a terrific dessert for the holidays. It is super moist, very easy. I had no problem removing it from the pan. I did not use the non stick spray, I used Crisco to grease the pan (tube pan). I took it to my office and everyone loved it, and has asked for the recipe. I will definitely make it again. My fiance loved it, and he is not a "cake" eater!