"I love this tender cake because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it mixes up in a jiffy," relates Ellen Champagne of New Orleans, Louisiana. "The rich fudge frosting is easy to prepare, and the chopped pecans add nice crunch.
I first made this cake in my junior high home economics class. I've changed the recipe through the years to make the cake a little richer, and the icing is my own invention. —Katarina Greer, Victoria, British Columbia
You can't miss with this delightful old-fashioned dessert. The cake is moist and chocolaty, and its light, fluffy frosting stirs up in a jiffy. Use vanilla pudding instead of chocolate in the frosting if you wish.
-Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio
JUST like the outdoor kind, this frosty figure from our kitchen staff is sure to melt...only it'll be your mouth!
The cute-as can-be character is completely edible, from its chocolate candy buttons and coconut snowflakes to the licorice scarf and gumdrop nose.
What's more, you'll be able to build the confection without using a specially shaped pan. How? CT's cooks baked the cakes in ordinary ovenproof bowls, a muffin pan and custard cups.
So go ahead—just gather the ingredients and roll out a snowman today!