One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will start everyone reminiscing. Chock full of raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with a rich, buttery sauce. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
Pomegranate seeds add a nice touch to the tropical fruit topping. To minimize the mess of seeding a pomegranate, follow these simple instructions.
First, cut off the crown and score the fruit into quarters. Soak the fruit in a large bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit underwater, break the scored sections apart with your fingers. Then separate the seed clusters from the skin and membranes. Discard the skin and the membranes; dry the seeds on paper towels.
Sticky Mincemeat Toffee Pudding is not pudding in the American sense of the word. It is a very rich, moist, spiced cake, repleat with mincemeat and toasted walnuts, drizzled with buttery warm toffee sauce. Serve Sticky Toffee Mincemeat Pudding warm or at room temperature. The Toffee Sauce should be heated just before serving. —Denise Nyland, Panama City, Florida
I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the gingerbread spices and fig sauce in this extraordinary bundt cake. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon