5 winning cakes by our online fans We challenged our online fans to use our Best Butter Cake recipe as the foundation for their own unique creations. Here are the winners Winner: Lavender Chamomile Cake We flipped over Miri K.'s innovative and beautiful cake. The use of fresh and unusual ingredients (culinary lavender! chamomile tea!) and experienced level of skill and technique required to assemble the recipe made it stand out. What's more, the cake's perfect-for-spring palette makes inspires a serious must-eat-it-now craving. Pinterest Runner-Up: Burnt Sugar Cardamom Cake Kelli K.'s cake was a close second. Why? We think she puts it best: "A wonderful old-time cake with a rich caramel flavor is updated with just a spicy hint of cardamom. Using square pans creates a feeling that this cake stepped out of a beautiful garden party from another era." Honorable Mention: Candied Orange and Lemon Curd Best Butter Cake This delectable entry by Maria S. infuses our Best Butter Cake with creamy and citrusy elements that work so well together. The use of candied orange slices on top is an inspired touch. Honorable Mention: Raspberry Chocolate Marble Cake Lyn V. took a classic dessert pairing, raspberry and chocolate, and elevated it to a layer cake with an elegant frosting. Honorable Mention: Coconut Butter Cake with Angel Coconut Frosting This coconut-laced cake by Wanda P. has just the right amount of the tropical ingredient.