For the last few years I've given away Ina's Lemon Cake (the full butter one -- not the yogurt one) as gifts. People love it and it's certainly delicious but I'd like to make something this year but along similar lines. I actually have in my brain a really rich chocolate pound cake, an orange cake, maybe a great apple bread? stuff like that. Nuts are a no-go.
I'd appreciate any leads on recipes you've tried and love.