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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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CokeCola Cake

Here in Coca-Cola country, we love a moist sheet cake we call CokeCola Cake. Our version has two whole cans of Coke and does the tradition proud. Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
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More Cakes

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Frosted Sweet Potato Cake

Just like my mom, I love to cook. I bake a lot for church dinners and homecomings, and many people have told me how much they like this cake.

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Unlike traditional fruitcake, with its dark color and dense texture, this fruitcake is light-colored and light-textured, flavored with orange, coconut, date, raisins and nuts. It was baked in a fluted cake pan to give it a different shape.—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana

Pineapple Angel Dessert

Pineapple Angel Dessert

Pineapple Angel Dessert

Sprinkling slices of angel food cake with confectioners' sugar gives each bite a sweet and crunchy texture. Be sure to watch closely so the sugar doesn't burn.
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Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee Walnut Cake

Coffee Walnut Cake

I love to enter my recipes at potato contests in our area. This moist, coffee-flavored cake calls for only one potato, but it still won first place! —Carolyn Kelley, Caribou, Maine

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

"When guests serve this cake, no one ever guesses it's low fat," assures Amanda Denton of Barre, Vermont. "The lemon yogurt and pineapple add moistness missing in many reduced-fat cakes." It's scrumptious topped with caramel sauce.

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

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

Grandma's Blackberry Cake

I REMEMBER going blackberry picking with Mom and Grandma. Even at 70 years old, Grandma could pick 3 gallons of berries before I had my pail half full. Grandma made up this recipe with her mom, and it's been passed down for five generations now. -Diana Martin, Moundsville, West Virginia

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce

My family’s favorite holiday dessert is a real Southern treat. A warm praline sauce and sprinkling of pecans make each small pound cake even more decadent. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas

Chocolate Pecan Torte

Chocolate Pecan Torte

Chocolate Pecan Torte

This impressive dessert looks lovely on a buffet table. It requires several steps but is worth the effort for special occasions. —Lois Schlickau, Haven, Kansas

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

Crustless Almond Cheesecake

The dessert, Molly notes, is another tried-and-true family favorite. "My mother made this scrumptious dessert for years," she says. "It's creamy and satisfying, and folks always ask for the recipe."

Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake

Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake

Vanilla Wafer Fruitcake

This was my dear grandmother's recipe. She was a farmer's wife and a very good cook. Even folks who don't like fruitcake seem to like this one.

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

Tombstone Cupcakes

A cake mix speeds up the prep of these fun little cakes. Chow mein noodles are the "fingers" that reach out from the cupcake grave.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Baby Orange Babas

Baby Orange Babas

Baby Orange Babas

These syrup-soaked cakes are made by using a muffin pan for individual-sized servings. For an interesting flavor variation, drizzle your babas with syrup made from lemon or lime juice and grated peel.—Gail Hutton, Bremerton, Washington
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