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."
Most people are shocked to learn this moist and luscious cake starts with a mix. Substituting cola for water, adding a hint of orange flavor and serving each slice with dipped strawberries turns a simple mix into a spectacular dessert people love! —Stephanie Vogel, Lincoln, Nebraska
After I tasted this dessert at a party, a friend shared the recipe. It originally called for pound cake...and I decided to lighten it up by substituting angel food. The result was this delicious light torte.
—Kathy Martinez of Tucson, Arizona
"This elegant dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious," says Brenda Bodnar from Euclid, Ohio. "Not only is it ultra-easy to prepare, but it's a make-ahead recipe, so there's no last-minute fussing when company is coming."
"This beautiful bundt cake is my husband's favorite," relates Sue Wesson of Springhill, Louisiana. Sue adds chopped pecans and strawberries to the batter, and she brushes the cake right out of the oven with a sweet strawberry glaze. Any extra glaze can be served on the side.
I can still taste the sweet juicy berries piled over warm biscuits and topped with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. My father added even more indulgence to this strawberry dessert by first buttering his biscuits. —Shirley Joan Helfenbein, Lapeer, Michigan