One of Elvis's favorite sweets was the pound cake made by his childhood friend Janelle McComb. Every year at Christmas, she'd bake two loaves and bring them to Graceland.
Though cream cheese frosting is typically used nowadays on red velvet cake, classic whipped cream frosting makes for a more balanced sweetness.
For this striking two-toned dessert, alternating layers of snow-white and mahogany-brown spiced cakes are sandwiched with a rich, chocolate fudge icing and decorated with walnut halves.
These chocolatey confections are what author Shane Mitchell calls "Southern trufflesóboozy and bad to the bone".
This dessert is made with sweet sorghum syrup, which gives the cake a lighter texture than molasses does.