I was determined to make a healthier version of this pumpkin- and spice-laden cake. Judging by the compliments, it worked. Even a picky 4-year-old eater asked for more.—Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon
"I came up with this recipe because I was looking for a new twist on a tried and true pound cake, and I really like the look and flavor of peppermint, especially around Christmas. Everyone at work loved the results, and my family did, too." – Carolyn Webster, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
“This originated during the Depression when staples were scarce, but I made a few changes to make it healthier and add zip. Everyone who eats it requests the recipe. It's great for cold weather and travels well.” Christine Holmes - Mineral, Virginia
One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will start everyone reminiscing. Chock full of raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with a rich, buttery sauce. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
I can't remember the origin of this recipe, but I use it often. It's easy to prepare and makes a wonderful dessert for any meal. I am a paralegal who enjoys cooking for my husband and son as well as entering recipe contests.
"I use half of the batter from this recipe to bake an old-fashioned-tasting pound cake sprinkled with powdered sugar," writes Joan. The other half can be used in one of the terrific treatments that follow.