Carol Wilson of Ancho, New Mexico claimed Grand Prize in the Taste of Home Recipe Box Contest with this impressive three-layer cake. Open to cooks nationwide, this "Blue-Ribbon Dessert" competition was sponsored by Taste of Home Cooking School.
With raspberry preserves, a burst of lemon and a homemade buttercream frosting, this berry-topped cake always gets rave reviews. It’s my mom’s absolute favorite. —Lori Lee Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
"This layer cake is wonderful when strawberries are in season," Diane Kensinger of Manheim, Pennsylvania notes of her eye-catching dinner finale. "Sometimes I'll make it and invite family for a spur-of-the-minute dessert night! The recipe won first prize at a local farm show."
A hint of citrus complements the rich walnut taste of this lovely three-layer flourless cake from Kathryn Anderson of Wallkill, New York. Toasted chopped walnuts make a great garnish atop her smooth buttercream frosting.
Folks just won’t believe a dessert so decadent and delicious could be so low-fat. Our Test Kitchen can take a bow for this mouthwatering recipe with its fresh-fruit flavor, cake-mix convenience and impressive presentation!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Utilizing convenience products and a can of mandarin oranges, Janice Prytz created this lightly sweet, tasty dessert. “This is a recipe I use time and again, always with rave reviews,” writes the Murrieta, California reader.