My sister made this recipe around Christmastime and she said it was delicious and everyone who ate it raved about it. I invited friends over for dinner and cake for one of their birthdays and asked what kind of cake he wanted. He requested anything but chocolate, so I decided to make this.
This looked like a time consuming recipe. I made the filling and frosting 2 days before making the cake, and made the cake the day before it was needed. In a nutshell, this cake, including the filling and frosting used 5 sticks of butter, 1 cup sour cream, 8-1/4 cups sugar, 2 packages of cream cheese, and 8 eggs. Wow! I was curious as to the calorie count, so calculated the calories using this link.
Are you sitting down? The entire cake contains 13,392 calories! That's 837 calories per slice for 16 servings. The cake was very heavy and reminded me of a cross between pound cake and cheesecake. The filling had the most flavor, but the rest of the cake was quite bland and the frosting was way to sweet for my taste.
Not a winner of cake as far as I'm concerned. I've had better cakes (with a whole lot fewer calories)! If you'd like to try the cake, or use the filling for one of your favorite cakes, you can find the recipe here.