Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really quite easy to make so there's no reason to shy away from this dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Serve this beautiful cake at a birthday party for a lady friend—then get set to receive sweet responses from everyone who tastes it. It's as swift as it's sweet, too. While it looks like it took hours to prepare, only you need to know that the recipe's actually a time-saver—it starts off with a boxed cake mix! Even the raspberry filling and fluffy chocolate frosting that flavor the confection are easy to make. So go ahead and celebrate. (Pssst...this torte's also a great way to turn an everyday family meal into a special occasion.)—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a local orchard and bakes this treat until the apples are crisp-tender. It tastes as good as it looks.
-Alyson Armstrong, Parkersburg, West Virginia
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.
Guests will think you fussed when you serve this three-layer torte made with convenient cake and pudding mixes, a bit of jam and fresh raspberries. It looks elegant for most any special occasion and always brings lots of compliments.
-Dolores Hurtt, Florence, Montana
In Duncansville, Pennsylvania, Jane Lynn uses a few simple ingredients to transform prepared angel food cake into an impressive dessert. "It can be whipped up in 10 minutes and adds a festive look to your table," she promises.
When you really want to impress someone, this scrumptious torte is just the thing to make! Instant coffee granules give the moist chocolate cake a mild mocha flavor, while the fluffy whipped cream layers, blended with brown sugar and crunchy toffee bits, are deliciously rich. —Lynn Rogers, Richfield, North Carolina
Husband Gerry and I, married 36 years, love it when our children and grandchildren visit. One cake that gets "oohs" and "aahs" from the family every time is this luscious torte. It's as light as a feather and tastes heavenly. Plus, it looks so beautiful, it's perfect for special occasions.