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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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Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. “My neighbor made the scrumptious cake and gave me the recipe,” shares Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California. This made-over version of the original is as easy on the waistline as it is the taste buds.

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."

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

My great-aunt gave me this recipe. It's especially delicious when rhubarb is in season, and tastes even better with the old-fashioned milk topping. But you'll love it even with frozen rhubarb and "modern-day" whipped topping!
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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

Pineapple Meringue Cake

Pineapple Meringue Cake

Pineapple Meringue Cake

This was my grandmother's favorite recipe, made only for special occasions. I can remember watching her cook. She never measured anything and her food was always great, but I think she had to be a little more exact with this cake. -Carol Forbes, Norwalk, Connecticut

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

I make this delicious apple cake with the apples we get from a local orchard. Growers here in Ohio produce a wide variety of apples, and they're all good!

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Meet the Cook: At the summer tourist resort in Ontario my husband and I operate, we prepare all the meals for our guests. So I'm always trying out new recipes. Some of my favorites are from my CW issues. We have two children, 22 and 18. -Sheree Swistun, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

"This moist cake topped with raspberry whipped cream is from a dear friend's vast recipe collection," writes Christi Ross of Guthrie, Texas. "It tastes like something Grandma would make and is pretty enough to serve at a special luncheon or shower."

Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake

Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake

Grandma's Hickory Nut Cake

This recipe's more than a recipe to us—it's a family tradition, three generations old. The frosting's a must—otherwise it's not the "true" cake! We have a timber stand with hickory trees on our farm, so getting enough nuts is easy. The problem is finding someone to crack and pick them and the "someone" usually ends up to me! I bake a lot of pies, cakes, rolls and bread. Three of our four children are now married, but with eight grandchildren, I still have plenty of takers for

Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Cupcakes should be more than just cake batter divided into muffin tins. True cupcakes are not as crumbly as cake, but have a lighter texture than muffins.—Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta



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

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

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Heather McKinley of Mechanic Falls, Maine shared this minty twist on typical cupcakes, then our Test Kitchen arranged them in a tree shape for a pretty presentation. The star on the top of the tree and cute packages tucked beneath are a snap to make with colorful candies.

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

“Pear-Filled Bundt Cake is yummy warm or cold,” says Barbara Sievert of Yorktown, Virginia. “It’s by far the best pear cake I’ve ever had.”
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