My birthday is July 3, so we celebrate it along with America's birthday. I created this yummy cake as a way to serve a red, white and blue cake for both occasions. We top each piece with a birthday candle and everyone blows out the candle to celebrate both birthdays.
A plain purchased pound cake's at the heart of the elegant-looking dessert. I've used angel food cake, cupcakes, doughnuts and even a stack of cookies as the base in place of the pound cake. Top it off with a fun selection of sundae makings—nuts, orange rinds, cherries, etc.—Nova MacIssac, Souris, Prince Edward Island
I love the tart cranberry flavor of this cheery cake. Served with a warm citrus sauce, it makes a wonderful treat to share at get-togethers with family and friends. —Shirley Dehler of Columbus, Wisconsin
IT SEEMS Mom was always making biscuits. She served them plain for breakfast and dinner, especially when we had stew or baked beans.
My favorite was when she served them like this—topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! —Elaine Gagnon
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Boxed angel food cake speeds prep time but retains the cake's home-baked taste. And the no-cook version of sauce uses handy prepared lemon pie filling and whipped topping for fuss-free fixing and old-fashioned results.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Butter and brown sugar combine to create this yummy sauce that's terrific served warm over cake or ice cream. "This is a family favorite," says Carol Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota. "And it keeps well in a tightly covered jar in the fridge."
For old-fashioned appeal at Christmastime, try this moist cake baked in a loaf pan and dotted with chopped dates and walnuts. The recipe includes a homemade vanilla sauce.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania