What Is Your Most Show-Stopping, Crowd-Pleasing, Knock-Out Dessert?

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Caramel Banana Cake

We all have one. That Dessert. The one that we pull out, with a sly smile, when we want to make a big impression and leave people groaning with pleasure. The fudgiest chocolate cake. The homemade ice cream with caramel swirl. The pie your mother taught you how to bake. What is your personal knock-out, show-stopping, crowd-pleasing dessert pick? 

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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

When I want to really put dessert over the top, I am all about the layer cake. I love that dramatic moment when you bring a layer cake to the table, frosted and tall. Whether it's a classic layer cake like that banana caramel cake above, or a no-bake cake like our very popular strawberry icebox confection, I think that an over-the-top cake oozes with generosity and joie de vivre. 

What about you? Do you have a particular dessert that brings them to their feet every time? 

Related: 15 Fresh & Bright Desserts for Spring

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