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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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I pieced two bundt cakes together to make this gap-toothed grinner that will make the best-ever centerpiece at your Halloween party. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

This recipe was given to my mother in 1940. Mother had lost all of her recipes, collected during 7 years of marriage, in a house fire, so her friends gave her a recipe party. Each recipe was handwritten, and most merely listed the ingredients with no mention of how to put them together. Among them is this cake, which is one of our family's favorites. -Sally Green, Mobile, Alabama

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

This torte signals springtime at Audrey Groe's Lake Mills, Iowa home. "Our 40-year-old rhubarb plants provide the filling, and they're always ready first thing in spring." she relates. "So it's a family tradition to bake it."—Audrey Groe, Lake Mills, Iowa

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.
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Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Laura Merkle of Dover, Delaware shares these oh-so-decedent cakes that are sure to receive praises. Our testing panel decided on just one word to describe these fudgy treats: “awesome.”

Pecan Pear Torte

Pecan Pear Torte

Pecan Pear Torte

This delicious pear cake is topped with butterscotch whipped cream, and it will be a showstopper when you present it to family or guests. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the two with a little whipped topping—the result is this scrumptious and refreshing torte," says Hettie Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. "It tastes as good as it looks!"

Mocha Angel Food Torte

Mocha Angel Food Torte

Mocha Angel Food Torte

Chocolate, toffee and a hint of coffee make this torte a popular request at Hillary Brunn's house. The Santa Rosa, California reader uses a few instant ingredients to give prepared angel food cake heavenly homespun flair.

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

Plantation Gingerbread

I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children.

Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

Makeover Two-Tone Spice Cake

This is a delicious and decadent cake with half the fat and a third less calories than the over-the-top original. —Michele Wedige, Shullsburg, Wisconsin



Chiffon Nut Cake

Chiffon Nut Cake

Chiffon Nut Cake

Chop hickory nuts to add rich taste and a subtle crunch to every slice. If you can't find hickory nuts, use pecans instead.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Wrap up Halloween fun with these frightfully frosted goodies. Once you take that first bite, it's impossible to stop eating! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

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.

Caramel Pear Dessert

Caramel Pear Dessert

Caramel Pear Dessert

“I created this dessert when my sister and a friend came to lunch. It was so good, they threatened to lick their plates! Enjoy this little bit of heaven.” Shirley Stubblefield - Chino, California
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