This has turned out to be an expected holiday fare at all of our family holiday get-togethers. My mother is 75 years old and is one of the best "southern" cooks in the country. Now, this cake, is at the top of her list as one of her very favorite desserts. She always requests that I make it for our gatherings and as I said above, is a "must have" for all of our holiday get-togethers. The cake is so pretty, if you put it on a pretty cake plate or pedistal cake stand, it makes a beautiful center piece for your table, add a cherry to the center of the cake too. That just sets it off. Your family and friends won't be able to wait to cut into this beautiful cake. My mother has even requested that I make her "the Princess Cake" (that is what we call this cake) a time or two throughout the year when it wasn't a special occasion.
This cake always steals the show.