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Midsummer Sponge Cake

1 review

Guests at the bridal tea liked everything about this beautiful seasonal dessert - the tender cake layers, fluffy cream filling and glazed fresh fruit topping. Attached to ribbons beneath the cake were small Victorian charms for the bridesmaids to pull out and keep as remembrances.
-Robin Fuhrman, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Hungarian Walnut Torte

3 reviews

"This truly special cake with its creamy not-too-sweet filling is one I've made for years. People say it is excellent,"...


Layered Citrus Cake

I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...


Mocha Yule Log

15 reviews

This eye-catching dessert is guaranteed to delight holiday dinner guests. Chocolate lovers will lick their lips over the yummy cocoa...


Orange Sponge Cake

12 reviews

This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2...

Daffodil Cake

2 reviews

I've made this cake for my children(see photo below), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It is their favorite birthday cake...it's light and...


Layered Orange Sponge Cake

3 reviews

This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's...

Strawberry Walnut Torte

3 reviews

This is a special treat I love to make and everyone looks forward to a nice slice with lots of...