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Cake Recipes

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Elephant Cake

Elephant Cake

Elephant Cake

My son's beloved elephant blankie was the inspiration for the theme of his fourth birthday party. His cake, shaped like a friendly pachyderm, was a huge hit! I'm no cake decorator, but I found it fun to make. No special pans are needed, and the frosting is easily applied with a pastry bag and star tip. —Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a cake mix, then layer it with a cream cheese blend, chocolate pudding and whipped topping.—Pam Reddell, Linden, Wisconsin

Blueberry Snack Cake

Blueberry Snack Cake

Blueberry Snack Cake

I love blueberries and have many recipes calling for them. One of my favorites is this quick dessert. I always freeze blueberries when they are in season so we can enjoy the summery flavor of this moist, tender cake all through the year. -Jill Evely, Wilmore, Kentucky
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Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

My husband and I have blueberry bushes in our backyard, so I developed this dessert using a basic pound cake recipe from my great-aunt. I pick and freeze the berries in 3-cup portions so I can make this yummy cake all year long. -Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Peach Shortcake Towers

Peach Shortcake Towers

Peach Shortcake Towers

"These tender biscuits make wonderful peach or berry shortcakes that are always greeted with 'oohs' and 'aahs'," says Opal Sanders of Glouster, Ohio. "They are very pretty when stacked pyramid-style."

Coconut Carrot Cake

Coconut Carrot Cake

Coconut Carrot Cake

I found this recipe in a cookbook years ago. It's easy to make, and my family loves its moistness. It's impressive when prepared in three layers. -Shirley Braithewaite, Onaway, Alberta

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake

Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota tucks a coconut filling into this moist chocolate Bundt cake. It's easy to assemble with convenience products, including a boxed cake mix, instant pudding mix and canned frosting.

Walnut Caramel Cake

Walnut Caramel Cake

Walnut Caramel Cake

"I once enjoyed a nutty chocolate-caramel cake at a teahouse," writes Deanna Richter. "I eventually happened upon a similar recipe that dresses up a boxed cake mix." The Elmore, Minnesota baker says the moist cake is a hit, especially with chocolate lovers, whenever she serves it.

Banana Nut Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cupcakes

Banana Nut Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes from Vicki Abrahamson taste like little loaves of banana bread. "I keep ripe bananas in the freezer, so I can whip up these cupcakes whenever I need them for a bake sale or party," notes the Seabeck, Washington subscriber. "I like to top them with cream cheese frosting," she adds.

Flowering Cactus Cake

Flowering Cactus Cake

Flowering Cactus Cake

PRICKLY as it might appear, this dessert from the desert is one your guests will get their hands on in a hurry! Starting mouths watering will be the confection's deliciously moist chocolate cake—featuring a hint of mocha flavor—from crafty cook Opal Foss. A cactus plant grew out of her recipe, thanks to CT's kitchen staff. They baked the mix in loaf pans, then topped the treats with green frosting, licorice "spines" and gumdrop "flowers". You can do the same for a fun-filled birthday fiesta!
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