We always feel special when Mom brings out this delightful dessert, whether it's for a Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. You can't help but impress people when you set this lovely torte in front of them.
-Lisa Radelet, Boulder, Colorado
Growing up, I remember my grandfather cherishing the chocolate-covered cherries we’d bring him for Christmas. He passed away this past year, and I came up with this rich recipe in his honor. It’s delicious served with whipped topping.
—Meredith Coe, Charlottesville, Virginia
Heads will turn when you bring this unforgettable cake to the table. And the attention will only increase when you start cutting—revealing the creamy, luscious cherry filling. —Victoria Faulling, Methuen, Massachusetts
My Grandmother made up this recipe for her children. None of them liked chocolate or white cake. Using Ozark grown cherries and walnuts she invented one they all liked. Granny died a few years ago and would want me to enter her birthday cake. She would have been proud to know her birthday cake was being serve as the Silver Dollar City 50th birthday cake if it wins. 2 Tablespoons of water may be used in place of the cherry juice in the frosting. My grandmother always used cream from the dairy farm near her home. The half-and half works well and is easier to obtain.
Bonnie Cochran from Bryson City, North Carolina shares her special recipe for a dense and fudgy, flourless chocolate cake. “My husband and I love this rich, moist, ‘special occasion’ dessert,” she says. “The cherry pie filling and whipped topping really dress it up…and it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!”