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Cakes

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.

Recipe Spotlight

Since my husband liked pineapple upside-down cake, I decided to give this recipe a try one night when we were expecting guests for dinner. Everyone pronounced this cake "Delicious!" and asked for seconds.—Bobbie Talbott, Veneta, Oregon
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Hawaiian Cake

Hawaiian Cake

Hawaiian Cake

Estella Traeger of Milwaukee, Wisconsin dresses up a boxed yellow cake mix with pineapple, coconut and a delightful blend of instant pudding, cream cheese and whipped topping. "This is a favorite dessert that suits any occasion. Try it once and you're sure to make it again," she promises.

Citrus Mini Cakes

Citrus Mini Cakes

Citrus Mini Cakes

These moist, bite-size muffins from Linda Terrell of Palatka, Florida are melt-in-your-mouth good. "With their appealing look, they really dress up a party table," she notes. The recipe makes a big batch, so there's plenty to please a crowd.

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

Birthday Blocks

To lay the foundation for this crafty birthday confection, our kitchen staff turned first to a deliciously simple pound cake recipe supplied by subscriber Ethel Ledbetter of Canton, North Carolina. It's texture was just right for building the blocks. "The secrets in the cream cheese I added to the recipe," confides Ethel. "That's what makes my cake firm for cutting—and easy to frost, too." What'll bring even bigger grins is the fact that the cake can be baked ahead and frozen, then thawed
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Apple-Raisin Bundt Cake

Apple-Raisin Bundt Cake

Apple-Raisin Bundt Cake

With the first bite of this moist, old-fashioned dessert, you know you’re home for the holidays. It has a pleasant blend of spices and is loaded with nuts and raisins.

Doughnut Cakes

Doughnut Cakes

Doughnut Cakes

Need something sweet after dinner? Use up leftover cake doughnuts and cream cheese in this recipe. If you don't have lemon curd, use a teaspoon of lemon extract in the frosting and any other preserves that you have on hand.

Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake

Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake

Old-Fashioned Almond Pear Cake

Pear lovers will find it hard to resist going back for seconds (and maybe even thirds) of this old-fashioned cake. Almond extract beautifully complements the pears and tender cake.—Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Lemony Daffodil Cake

Lemony Daffodil Cake

Lemony Daffodil Cake

The lemony yellow color of a daffodil reminds us of springtime and new beginnings. My grandma used to make this cake around Easter every year. In our family, we like to serve this cake cold, right out of the refrigerator. —Lori Kampstra, Franklin, Wisconsin

Coconut Italian Cream Cake

Coconut Italian Cream Cake

Coconut Italian Cream Cake

I’d never tasted an Italian Cream Cake before moving to Colorado. Now I bake for people in the area, and this beauty is one of the most requested. —Ann Bush, Colorado City, Colorado

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

A smooth creamy filling with a mild cocoa flavor is spread on layers of pound cake, then topped with sliced kiwifruit for a pretty presentation.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

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

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

Flower Power Cupcakes

These lemony cupcakes look like they took a lot of effort, but flower-shaped cookie cutters and rolled fondant make them simple to decorate! —Taste of Home Cooking School

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Even those who don't care for fruit cake will love this special holiday dessert. It's a great way to "dress up" that old favorite, carrot cake. Why not see if your family agrees? —Ann Parden, Chunchula, Alabama

Sugarless Banana Walnut Cake

Sugarless Banana Walnut Cake

Sugarless Banana Walnut Cake

I enjoy this delicious cake with ice cream or whipped cream, but it's great all by itself. It's moist and has a refreshing banana flavor!

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

At Easter, I hop to it and bake this delectable moist cake in a bunny-shaped pan. I've taught myself a few cake decorating techniques from a book and have fun dabbling. Even a beginner can trim this sweet rabbit! -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
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