There is just something special about a slice of a truly Southern Cake. You could not go to a family reunion or a church social in the South without finding one of these delicious cakes. Most of them are not a cake you would find on grandma’s counter every week. These cakes took time. They took patience. And they were always filled with the love of the person making them.
I honestly can not say that I have a more favorite one than our families Apple Stack Cake. I have 3 different family recipes for this cake. The one that my mamaw Bessie made. The one my great grandmother Thompson made, and the one that my aunt Carol had changed around. I had misplaced the recipe for aunt Carols recipe this past weekend and went a little crazy trying to find it. Finally, I contacted my cousin Gladys who lives in Tennessee and asked her for it. I knew that aunt Carol had made Grandma Thompsons version so I knew Gladys who is also her granddaughter would have it.
Then of course there is one of the most beautiful Southern Cakes. The Southern Coconut Cake. I like to make this cake for Christmas and garnish with a bit of artificial holly on top. (don’t use real holly, it is poisonous). I also make it at Easter and decorate the top with a few jelly beans in the center.
Then of course there is the famous 2 Day Caramel Cake. It was even shown in the movie “The Help”. Not to be confused of course with that chocolate fudge pie. I have had a hard time eating one of those ever since I saw the movie.
This cake I will tell you is not the easiest to make. It takes a lot of time and patients. I have even had to start all over on the second day because I did not follow the directions completely for the frosting. But man when you do get it done and present it to your family and friends, you are going to be a super star.
And finally, we have the amazing RED VELVET CAKE. This one is a true crowd pleaser.
Click here for a full list of my other Southern Cakes or above on one of the pictures for that cake.