I make this cake on birthdays and other special occasions because it looks and tastes so amazing. The combination of mild hazelnut and coffee flavors is impossible to resist. —Christina Pope, Speedway, Indiana
Likely, the sugary-sweet idea here will put a bee in your springtime bonnet—to make it, that is! Our handy home economists came up with the tempting confection after catching sight of the inspiring projects subscribers shared in the "Hats Off Spring" section. Unlike other hat-shaped desserts, the one they've created is fashioned from crispy cookies, which are stacked into a hat shape. A dreamy creamy filling holds the layers of cookies together and serves to soften them at the same time, making slicing the torte a cinch. So try your hand at this newfangled brand of hat making. All in all, it's a treat to complete and to eat!
I'm pretty proud to say this is one of my first experiments in the kitchen that turned out "to-die-for" delicious. The key is to let the cake cool completely before cutting and assembling with the frostings. —Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon
Although my husband has retired from farming, I haven't retired from the kitchen! I still enjoy cooking and preparing our children's old favorites as well as trying new recipes. The creamy texture and lemony flavor of this dessert give the taste buds a treat!
"My mom gave me this fantastic recipe more than 40 years ago," recalls Jan Harris of Murrieta, California. "We always called it 'celebration cake'. Carrying on her tradition, I serve it for Christmas and Valentine's Day."
Before the days of automatic mixers, this recipe involved long and tiresome beating. Many times, husbands were drafted to help when the tired arms of the wife gave out. But nowadays, Schaum Torte is a breeze to prepare.
This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I make it, I'm filled with warm memories of childhood.
-Diane Krisman, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
This dessert couldn't be simpler—all you need is a boxed cake mix. pie filling, miniature marshmallows and whipped topping. This fuss-free torte is short-and-sweet ending to a meal.—Deb Morrison, Skiatook, Oklahoma
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
When I want to serve a really special dessert, I turn to this recipe. The tender, four-layer chocolate cake has a yummy pudding-like filling. Instead of the whipped cream frosting, you could use chocolate-flavored whipped topping. —Lois Gallup Edwards, Woodland, California