I thought this recipe looked great, but it didn't taste very good. The cake didn't rise as much as it appears in the picture. The outside was very hard and the inside was very wet. It was hard to tell when it was done, every time I put the toothpick in the center it came out wet and I did not want to over cook it. I'm not sure what went wrong. It may have been that the baking soda I used expired 5 months ago, or that I might have over mixed. I did not finish reading through the instructions when adding the flour. So I ended up adding the sour cream after adding all the flour and baking soda. Whatever it was, the flavor was not that great. I prefer making yellow cake from the box with whipped cream and berries on top. Much easier and much tastier.