This is a great basic recipe. I made and enjoyed it as written first. Seeing possibilities to adapt, I made the recipe as a Maple Pound Cake, using pecans, maple flavoring, maple syrup for the water, and reducing brown sugar to 2/3 C. Also made a coconut pound cake using flaked coconut, coconut flavoring, and using granulated sugar (1/2 C.) instead of brown. Next, I'll try lemon pudding, flavoring, and zest to make a lemon pound cake. This recipe was a great addition to my collection. Thank you, Kraft Foods.