Let me tell you, I've made hundreds of cakes from scratch to take to work and for friends, and when I made this one, everybody said this was my best yet. Not that the other cakes weren't great, but this one is really really good (and easier thana a made-from-scratch cake)! I ended up making five of these between Thanksgiving and Christmas, four by request and one for a gift for the local Chinese restaurant owner, whom I had made one for her birthday in July, and she loved it, so I made her one for Christmas. The only thing about this recipe is that I double the frosting recipe, because just one iteration of the frosting recipe is just not enough. If you really want to impress your friends, family and guests, make this cake!