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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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A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to share with grateful family members and friends. It's a sure way to satisfy true chocolate lovers and is perfect for any occasion. -Barbara Dean, Littleton, Colorado
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Pistachio & Coconut Cake

Pistachio & Coconut Cake

Pistachio & Coconut Cake

This coconut cake is good any time of the year, but the color is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The secret is adding instant pistachio pudding mix into the cake mix and the frosting. —Dora May Meredith, Rockford, Illinois

Mocha Cream Torte

Mocha Cream Torte

Mocha Cream Torte

My guests never guess that this impressive chocolate dessert relies on a packaged cake mix. Mocha flavor and cream cheese frosting make it special. —Mary Lonse, Chatfield, Minnesota

Chocolate Cherry Angel Cake

Chocolate Cherry Angel Cake

Chocolate Cherry Angel Cake

A cake mix keeps this dessert simple, but cherries and a rich chocolate glaze make it extraordinary. Friends and family will think you spent hours preparing this pretty cake.—Debra Hartze, Zeeland, North Dakota
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Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce

This cake is simple, but is delectable and looks elegant. The cake is very moist with great flavor. The drizzle of raspberry sauce, not only adds to the enjoyment of the dessert, but it looks beautiful on the plate. —Joan Sullivan, Gambrills, Maryland

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Raspberry Coconut Cake

This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my co-workers. They loved it!—Joanie Ward, Brownsburg, Indiana

Pecan Angel Food Cake

Pecan Angel Food Cake

Pecan Angel Food Cake

Chopped pecans add a deliciously nutty flavor and texture to angel food cake. It's a unique variation from plain angel food.

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

Tart Cherry Meringue Dessert

I've made this cherry dessert for years to serve at baby showers, birthday parties and other special occasions. People really enjoy the tender crust, cherry filling and melt-in-your-mouth meringue. Every time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. -Kathryn Dawley, Gray, Maine

Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

Banana-Pecan Sheet Cake

A dear friend of mine gave me this recipe, and I make it often, especially for potlucks. Sometimes I make it ahead, freeze the cake and then frost it before the party. —Merrill Powers, Spearville, Kansas

Petit Four Quilt

Petit Four Quilt

Petit Four Quilt

FOR your next quilting bee, crafty gathering or any time at all, serving up this dessert will ensure your occasion's a real blockbuster! To piece together these delectable petit fours, simply cut a purchased pound cake into cubes and cover them with a citrus-flavored glaze. Then blanket the goodies with decorating gel in a colorful Dutchman's Puzzle design. Follow the easy "pattern" here, and you'll sew up treats in not time!

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

“Pear-Filled Bundt Cake is yummy warm or cold,” says Barbara Sievert of Yorktown, Virginia. “It’s by far the best pear cake I’ve ever had.”

Fourth of July Ice Cream Cake

Fourth of July Ice Cream Cake

Fourth of July Ice Cream Cake

This eye-catching dessert is actually easy to prepare and keeps well in the freezer for days. It's nice to be able to serve cake and ice cream in one slice.—Anne Scholovich, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

I love a good strawberry shortcake, but this recipe is my favorite by far. The citrus zest in the dough adds a refreshing zip to the sweet dessert. —Nancy Hooper, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

This old-fashioned dessert often ends the meal at my home. My aunt has made this moist, rich sheet cake for as long as I can remember. Not only is it a cake I can quickly make from scratch, but it calls for ingredients I usually have in the pantry. —Kristine Marra, Clifton Park, New York
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