I just made this & tried a piece; it is AWESOME!! I omitted the butter (it just wasn't worth it to me to mess up a sauce pan - albeit small - for 1 Tbsp. of butter!) and increased the canola oil to 1/4 cup; I subbed whole wheat pastry flour for the AP flour, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend (use 1/2 the amount you would if using regular brown sugar) and liquid egg substitute and added 3/4 tsp. of spiced rum...with those changes, the calorie count came to 258; not too shabby! The taste is to die for! It is really moist & spiced just right! Just lovely - and pretty healthy for a "dessert"!! We really recommend this cake!