This recipe was inspired by Melissa at "Served Up With Love.com". I saw a pic of her cake and had to make it...but, she didn't use butter in her cake so I knew I needed to make some adjustments. So I channeled Paula Deen's Southwest Georgia pound cake, my Aunt's version, added an ingredient or two of my own and you have my version of this wonderful, award winning cake. I call mine, The Not so Skinny version. It is wonderful, rich & flavorful. Even better warm from the oven.