Yay! I won Southern Living‘s The Southern Cake Book in a giveaway on Cookbooks365. Cookbooks365 is a very cool blog by Fran and Shelly who feature recipes from new cookbooks on many different subjects. This one is all about Southern cakes.
I want to make one of the cakes in the book for an upcoming birthday. The cover cake is ambrosia cake and it looks pretty fabulous. The strawberries-and-cream cake is also a contender, as is the most requested Southern Living recipe, the hummingbird cake. Having spent much time in the South, I love red velvet cake, caramel cake and pound cake. The book has traditional recipes for each of these. There’s a recipe from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mama Dip’s carrot cake. So I look forward to trying a recipe!