Southern Living’s December issue traditionally features a fabulous-looking Christmas cake. For this year, the magazine is thinking “white Christmas” and is offering one lucky reader a chance to have his or her own rendition of a white cake on the cover - and win $1,000. Contestants have until Sunday to enter.

Two runners-up will receive $500 and will have their recipes featured in the magazine’s dessert story in December.

Here’s how to enter, a magazine spokeswoman said: Begin with one of Southern Living’s five favorite holiday cake batters listed on its website, add your own snowy white finishing touches - fill it, frost it, make it fabulous.

To enter, go to For inspiration, look at the gallery of past cover cakes at the website: