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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.

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Spooky Spider Cupcakes are creepy—and easy! Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow "body" under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a "hairy" effect. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa
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Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter  'N' Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake

I made this fun and flavorful treat for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33, and he still has to have his favorite cake. Kids of any age have a hard time turning down peanut butter and jelly-especially when it comes tucked into cake and frosting!

Gifts Galore Cupcakes

Gifts Galore Cupcakes

Gifts Galore Cupcakes

It's surprisingly easy to decorate these Christmas cupcakes - all you need are Fruit Roll-Ups and Starburst candies. Happy holidays! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team

Grandma's Christmas Cake

Grandma's Christmas Cake

Grandma's Christmas Cake

One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will start everyone reminiscing. Chock full of raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with a rich, buttery sauce. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
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Raisin Snack Cake

Raisin Snack Cake

Raisin Snack Cake

Ana Colon in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin enjoys whipping up a batch of these down-home delicious raisin bars for breakfast, coffee breaks or dessert. “They couldn’t be much quicker or easier to make,” she says.

Heirloom Fruitcake

Heirloom Fruitcake

Heirloom Fruitcake

I wanted a holiday fruitcake made with butter, honey , eggs and cream. When I couldn't find a recipe, I created this one. I like this cake because it's not as sweet as many traditional varieties yet is loaded with fruits and nuts. -Sharon McClatchey, Muskogee, Oklahoma

Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

We live in a little community of 27—if everyone's home! A neighbor game this recipe when we first moved here, saying it dated back to the 1800"s and everybody in the area made it. I soon discovered why when I took a taste...and I'm not a fruit cake fan! My husband, who's the inventor of a three-point bale mover, and I have a grown son. I'm a crafter and collector.

Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake

Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake

Strawbery Orange Meringue Cake

This beautiful strawberry cake is the best I've ever tasted. It's hard to believe it starts with a boxed cake mix.

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

Butterscotch Applesauce Cake

"The Butterscotch Applesauce Cake goes into the oven first," Evelyn notes. "Its pretty golden topping is loaded with goodies, including pecans and butterscotch chips."

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Pears and almonds make a mouthwatering match in this cake from Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida. “It looks pretty with the fruit on top,” she pens. “How can something this simple taste this wonderful?”—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Fruit-Filled Orange Cake

Be sure to leave room for a fruitful slice of this light and pretty cake. "Made from a mix, it couldn't be easier—and you can get creative with the garnish," notes Nicholette Measel of Medway, Ohio. "This cake is just as delicious serve the next day...if there's any left."



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

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

From Harrison, Arizona, Jan Badovinac shares her recipe for these tender, mini sponge cakes filled with vanilla custard and frosted with luscious chocolate. This dessert is sure to impress!

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

This splurge dessert is the kind you just have to linger over. Plunge your fork into one of the cakes and the chocolate and conversation start flowing.—Deb Carpenter, Hastings, Michigan

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Genoise with Fruit 'n' Cream Filling

Sweet syrup soaks into the tender layers of this sponge cake from our Test Kitchen. Complete the presentation with sweetened cream and assorted fresh berries.
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