Lemon cupcakes are a delight of summer, and a touch of basil really dresses them up. They're a wonderful light ending to a meal or a bright breakfast choice. Garnish each one with a candied fresh basil leaf.
—Julie Ohnstad, Marietta, Georgia
“This is the first cake I learned to make more than 30 years ago, and it’s still a favorite of mine,” Michaela Rosenthal jots from Woodland Hills, California. You can freeze any leftover cake and berry sauce for another time.
I asked my mother-in-law for this recipe once I learned that this fluffy spice cake topped with tangy lemon sauce is my husband's favorite. Now I make it whenever he needs an extra-special treat. It never fails to make us both smile.
My best friend shared the recipe for this delightful dessert. It goes great with a cup of tea, too. Notice that there is no leavening in the recipe—the carbonated soda does the job! —Kelly Ward Hartman, Cape Coral, Florida
Here’s the recipe I reach for when I need something tried and true. The old-fashioned cake has a tangy lemon flavor and is a nice dessert for potlucks or most any occasion. —Marianna King, Gastonia, North Carolina
Eden Atkerson's dessert was so delightful that we decided to trim it down a bit so everyone could enjoy it…even if they were watching their weight. Makeover Lemon Raspberry Cake has 184 fewer calories, 50% less fat and nearly half the cholesterol of the original that Eden sent from Atlanta, Georgia.