Slideshow: Share Your Sweets: Southern Desserts

Tobias' Upside Down Peach Pecan Cake
Tobias' Upside Down Peach Pecan Cake
"I have absolutely no connection to the South whatsoever, but give me anything with bourbon and pecans and I will fake my best Scarlett O'Hara accent. This upside down peach and pecan cake is one of my favorites to make and eat. And the alliteration in the name is fun to say. The cake batter is made with the juice from canned fruits, which keeps it very moist. The caramel makes the edges nice and chewy."—Tobias H.
Lori's Pecan Tassies
Lori's Pecan Tassies
"These are like the perfect little Southern-style treat. These kind of take the best parts of pecan pie and put them into bite-sized packages. And I love the method for making them - you press the shortbread-like crust onto the bottom and sides of mini-muffin cups, and then you fill them with pecans and brown sugar glaze."—Lori Y.
R Rogan's Lonely Island Cake
R Rogan's Lonely Island Cake
"I call this my "Lonely Island Cake" it has 4 layers of either white or yellow cake (depending on my mood) with alternating layers of pastry cream and crushed slightly cooked pineapple. Then covered with sweetened whipped cream and shaved coconut."—R Rogan
Vanessa's Red Velvet Cake
Vanessa's Red Velvet Cake
"I recently made my first red velvet cake-- somewhat against my will. I'll never understand why people love it, but I'm just glad it makes them happy."—Vanessa V.
Julia's Coconut Cream Pie
Julia's Coconut Cream Pie
"You'd be coco-nuts not to love this Southern Coconut cream pie. It's rich, creamy, just the right amount of sweet and there's even coconut in the crust. Yum, yum!"—Julia L.