This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2 years ago, my aunt Marilyn included this recipe in a family cookbook for me.
—Amy Sauser, Omaha, Nebraska
If you’re looking to impress guests, try this light, airy cake that gets its lovely look from drizzles of raspberry jam and melted white chocolate. I entered it in the Canyon County Fair and won first place.—Amanda Bowyer, Caldwell, Idaho
This quick-to-make cake so closely resembles a large fluffy snowball that people may admire it instead of eating it. But it tastes so good, says Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa, that they won't wait long before taking a slice!—Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa
When preparing to enter a baking contest many years ago, I kept fine-tuning this recipe until it was just right. My determination paid off...I was first runner-up! Chocolate frosting enhances the maple-nut flavor of the cake.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon