The December issue of Southern Living is renowned for the fabulous "big white cake," as our staff knows it, that always adorns its cover. Whether it's a lavish extravaganza, such as Red Velvet-Peppermint Cake, or a one-pan wonder, such as Cream Cheese-Coconut-Pecan Pound Cake, these recipes represent the very best of the season. In fact, many of you make it a tradition to bake these luscious confections each year to share with family and friends, allowing us to be part of your important meals and gatherings. Here, we offer nine of our most extraordinary cakes as our gift to you. So pick one out, preheat the oven, and bake yet another holiday memory.