N.M. says he makes this cake when he has a bare minimum of time for a dessert. I don't disagree that it's a great option for a last minute dessert and one would usually have all the ingredients on hand, however, since I was anticipating this cake so much the bake time of one hour was torturous.
The cake has a great texture. It's spongy and light. The flavor was great, however personally I'd have liked the cinnamon scent to be stronger. In fact, I wouldn't mind dropped the "scented" and putting in enough cinnamon to taste. N.M. has some other great ideas about using rum or orange liqueur in place of the cinnamon. A very versatile cake this is!