We challenged our online fans to use our Best Butter Cake recipe as the foundation for their own unique creations. Here are the winners
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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.
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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."
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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.