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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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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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Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

This terrific cake recipe was given to me by my grandchild. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Toffee Mocha Dessert

Toffee Mocha Dessert

Toffee Mocha Dessert

"Angel food cake takes on richness and bold flavor in this special treat," pens Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Pecan Pumpkin Torte

Times were lean when I was younger, so we would tend a big vegetable garden packed with tomatoes, beans, zucchini and pumpkin. I've been relying on the recipe for this pretty pumpkin cake for years.
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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

If you want to offer family and friends a dessert that really stands out from the rest, this is the cake to make. Beautiful high layers of rich sponge cake are drizzled with a succulent chocolate glaze. —Erma Fox, Memphis, Missouri

Southern Fruitcake

Southern Fruitcake

Southern Fruitcake

"I've never found anyone who didn't like this lovely fruitcake," remarks Ruth Marie Lyons of Boulder, Colorado.

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

A basic angel food cake becomes a heavenly indulgence thanks to a hint of orange flavor swirled into every bite. The orange color makes slices of the cake look so pretty when arranged on individual dessert plates.—Lauren Osborne, Holtwood, Pennsylvania

Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

This pretty layered Italian cake is called cassata. It takes some time to prepare this eye-catching dessert but it conveniently chills overnight.—Karen Albert, Prineville, Oregon

Peppermint Cream Pound Cake

Peppermint Cream Pound Cake

Peppermint Cream Pound Cake

"I came up with this recipe because I was looking for a new twist on a tried and true pound cake, and I really like the look and flavor of peppermint, especially around Christmas. Everyone at work loved the results, and my family did, too." – Carolyn Webster, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Glazed Pear Shortcakes

Family and friends will savor every last crumb of this lickety-split dessert. The pound cake absorbs the apricot taste and the warm sweetness of the pears. Special enough to serve company—and cute, too! —Fran Thomas, Saint James City, Florida

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"Our family grows lots of pumpkins, but I have to put dibs on some or the children will carve every one!" exclaims Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington. "I like to use them - or convenient canned pumpkin - in this moist cake."

Lemon Cherry Cake

Lemon Cherry Cake

Lemon Cherry Cake

Our family loves cherries, so this cake is the perfect way to end any meal. The combination of sweet cherries and lemon peel gives the yellow cake a distinctive flavor, and no one can resist the yummy cream cheese topping. -Janice Greenhalgh, Florence, Kentucky

Berry Sponge Cakes

Berry Sponge Cakes

Berry Sponge Cakes

This fancy treat for two looks like you fussed, but it's easy to make with convenient prepared pudding and sponge cakes. "My husband enjoys this dessert featuring seasonal fruit," says Bonnie Buckley of Kansas City, Missouri.

Champion Chocolate Cake

Champion Chocolate Cake

Champion Chocolate Cake

After spreading creamy butter frosting over this easy from-scratch cake, I formed a sweet Olympics logo on top with colorful M&M's. The kids clamored for pieces with the candy, but every bite of this cake is moist and delicious. -Therese Judge, Westminster, Maryland

Christmas Elf Cake Pops

Christmas Elf Cake Pops

Christmas Elf Cake Pops

Don't you just want to kiss him? This adorable elf will be pop-ular with anyone who loves PB&J flavor. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
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