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
“If you’re pressed for time, use a white cake mix and dress it up with the filling and frosting from this recipe,” suggests field editor LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma. “This is a lovely dessert for spring and summer.”
A smooth and silky citrus filling separates the three layers of my lemon cake. It's a homemade favorite that friends and family never tire of. Serve it after a special spring or summer meal.—Connie Jurjevich, Atmore, Alabama
One of my coworkers brought this cake to a luncheon almost 40 years ago. It was so delicious that I asked for the recipe. I have baked it ever since, and it's always a hit! —Jackie Bergenheier, Wichita Falls, Texas
Years ago, while pastoring a church in New Mexico, I worked in a nursing home. For a Christmas party, I baked this pound cake. Everyone raved over the treats "my wife" made. When I told them I'd made them myself, they were astonished.—Douglas Jennings, Ottawa, Kansas
"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I make them often when I have fresh apples from our small orchard," Mary Shivers writes from Ada, Oklahoma.
I sometimes call these my Triple Lemon Whammy cupcakes because they take full advantage of vibrant citrus flavor. A healthy dollop of strawberry jam in the frosting along fresh strawberries really puts this dessert over the top! — Emma Sisk, Plymouth, Minnesota