Meet the Cook: This cake goes a long way. While it's not overly sweet or heavy, its rich taste makes just one piece satisfying. Here's a serving alternative if your family doesn't care for strawberries: Think about substituting peaches.
-Shirley Noe, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky
I created this dessert one Saturday when my daughter's friends dropped in. It was a hit, and word spread through the high school. It has been renamed "Amber's Dad's Good Stuff." —Frankie Allen Mann, Warrior, Alabama
No one can resist a slice of this dreamy dessert. If you'd like a switch from the strawberry filling, try blackberries, blueberries or even peaches. And, when I serve this cake on a holiday, I've been known to put food coloring in the topping—green works well for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.—Leah Carrell, Quitman, Texas
From out of the blue this time comes a truly beautiful sight. As soon as folks get a glimpse of it, though, it'll likely disappear fast! Conjured up by CT's cooks, the colorful arch features pound cake topped with a creamy spread and fresh fruit. An orange "pot" at the rainbow's end is full to the brim for dipping, too. Follow the easy instructions here, and you'll have a good-as-gold treat sure to shine at a St. Patrick's Day party—or any festive event.
With it's alternating light and dark layers, rich chocolate frosting and fresh strawberry garnishes, Amy Parker's heart-shaped cake will be a hit for any occasion. "It's a family, church and work favorite," pens Amy from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "Friends and neighbors all ask for the recipe, particularly after they find out how simple it is to make."
This cake is good warm or cold and served with whipped topping or ice cream. It's very moist with loads of flavor and can be whipped up in just minutes. Enjoy! —Candy Scholl, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
I received this recipe as part of a wedding gift. I have made it for a couple of summer gatherings with friends and most recently when my husband requested that I make it for his birthday. —Tricia Bryan, Bolivar, Ohio