This proves you don't have to spend a lot to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. We have friends who are very picky eaters, and this is their absolute favorite chocolate cake. You can quickly mix up the batter in one bowl, bake your cake and serve a crowd for just 14¢ a slice.
This cake recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law many years ago. It's deliciously light in texture, compatible with any meal and makes a beautiful presentation for special occasions.
-Ann Pitt, Mountainside, New Jersey
This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. A good time to make it is in spring or early summer, when the chickens are laying and there are plenty of eggs. But my family enjoys it anytime, just plain or topped with berries and whipped cream.
This delicious dessert will shape your graduation party into a sweet occasion...and then some. "Its surface is perfect for decorating in any way you like," details Patsy Dean of Sealy, Texas. "We use it year-round for special events." Pasty Dean, Sealy, Texas
This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
This secret ingredient in this moist rich chocolate cake is potatoes. It's a wonderful cake to make for a special occasion. The white fluffy frosting goes perfectly with the dark chocolate cake.
Jill Kinder, Richlands, Virginia
This dessert is simple to make but looks so beautiful on the buffet. I appreciate easy recipes like this that have impressive results. Since it makes two pans, everyone can save room for a creamy, fruity piece or two.
-Marilyn Hillam, Brigham City, Utah