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So you want to make a cake? Try one of these recipes for favorite sweet treats like chocolate cake, Bundt cake, red velvet cake, pound cake, tortes and more classic cake recipes.

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Sacher Torte Squares

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Arlene Erlbach
Sacher Torte is a classic Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares give you an easy way out that still features the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL
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Orange-Glazed Sponge Cake

Orange-Glazed Sponge Cake

Orange-Glazed Sponge Cake

I can't remember the origin of this recipe, but I use it often. It's easy to prepare and makes a wonderful dessert for any meal. I am a paralegal who enjoys cooking for my husband and son as well as entering recipe contests.

Pineapple Meringue Cake

Pineapple Meringue Cake

Pineapple Meringue Cake

This was my grandmother's favorite recipe, made only for special occasions. I can remember watching her cook. She never measured anything and her food was always great, but I think she had to be a little more exact with this cake. -Carol Forbes, Norwalk, Connecticut

Chocolate Cookie Torte

Chocolate Cookie Torte

Chocolate Cookie Torte

This recipe has been used many times in our family for get-togethers. It's easy to make and beautiful when served.
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Sugarless Spice Cake

Sugarless Spice Cake

Sugarless Spice Cake

If you don't know what dessert to make for family members or friends who are diabetic, try this cake. It's very easy to make, and it's delicious!

Apricot Almond Upside-Down Cake

Apricot Almond Upside-Down Cake

Apricot Almond Upside-Down Cake

If you're looking for a down-home dessert, search no further. This fruity cake looks pretty on the plate and tastes like the kind Mom used to make. It's scrumptious in any season. Try serving it warm from the oven with vanilla ice cream.

Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet Potato Cake

Sweet potatoes are not only tasty and versatile, they're good for you as well. Family and friends never mind eating a nutritious vegetable when it's part of this easy-to-prepare dessert, I like to serve this as a snack cake or breakfast coffee cake.—Kathy Theriot, St. Martinville, Louisiana

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.

Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake

Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Cake

There’s plenty of lemon-lime flavor in this tender cake to please any citrus lover. Plus, it’s a breeze to make.

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

My recipe makes two loaf-size treats, perfect for sharing. The spiced rum flavor in both the cake and the glaze really comes through. —Christine Russell, Littleton, New Hampshire

Sugarplum Cake

Sugarplum Cake

Sugarplum Cake

Family and friends are surprised to hear this simple cake gets it moist flavor from a jar of baby food. It's a nice, light dessert. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee



Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake

"This moist cake with cream cheese frosting is the best I've ever eaten," writes Jeanette McKenna of Vero Beach, Florida. "It's so simple, too, because it uses two jars of baby food instead of fresh carrots that need to be grated."

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Each heavenly slice of this made-from-scratch cake is feathery-light, confides Jill Kinder of Richlands, Virginia. Its pretty pink color makes it perfect for Valentine"s Day.

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Serve these chocolaty delights and everyone will know yours isn't an ordinary holiday party. The little cakes are festive, fun and yummy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

Citrus-Kissed Sweet Potato Cake

I came up with this spiced cake to use up leftover sweet potatoes after Thanksgiving. Cover the grated sweet potatoes with a damp paper towel to prevent discoloration.—Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
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