At least four generations of women in my family have been baking this Cherry Spice Cake. It's always my mom's pick for her birthday. I like to use cream cheese frosting, but when my mother was growing up, my grandma frosted the cake with butter cream.—Laurie Sanders, Manchester, Michigan
I concocted this for a ladies get-together because several of us were watching our weight. I topped each slice of cherry cake with homemade mousse and chocolate covered cherries—sure to delight!
—Teresa Gilbreth of Columbia, Missouri
This recipe uses dried cherries, which adds lots of chewy flavor, while almond paste guarantees a moist cake. You can use amaretto in place of the orange juice in both the batter and glaze.—Myrna Tycholaz, Winnipeg, Manitoba
When you present this eye-catching dessert on your table, you'll be thanked with many "ooohs" and "aaahs".
It may take some time to prepare. But after you see the smiles on your family's faces, you'll agree it was worth a little extra effort.
I've made this cherry dessert for years to serve at baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. People really enjoy the tender crust, cherry filling and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe.
-Kathryn Dawley, Gray, Maine
Our family loves cherries, so this cake is the perfect way to end any meal. The combination of sweet cherries and lemon peel gives the yellow cake a distinctive flavor, and no one can resist the yummy cream cheese topping.
-Janice Greenhalgh, Florence, Kentucky