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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.

Recipe Spotlight

Potluck Banana Cake

I found this recipe about 5 years ago and have been making it for family gatherings ever since. The coffee-flavored frosting complements the moist banana cake. —Kathy Hoffman, Topton, Pennsylvania
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More Cakes

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

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

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
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Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

Great-Grandma's Ginger Cake

I received this recipe from my great-grandmother and it one of my favorite cakes to make during the holidays. It is so tasty.—Teresa Pelkey, Cherry Valley, Massachusetts

Danish Christamas Cake with Orange Coconut Topping

Danish Christamas Cake with Orange Coconut Topping

Danish Christamas Cake with Orange Coconut Topping

If you're not a fan of fruitcake, you will be after trying this cake! By letting it stand overnight before serving, the fabulous flavors are really enhanced.—Gail Sellers, Maiden, North Carolina

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Yellow cake mix, applesauce and raisins make this moist pleasantly spiced loaf a no-fuss favorite of LuEllen Spaulding. "I turn to this recipe when unexpected guests drop by because I usually have the ingredients in the cupboard," writes the Caro, Michigan baker. For a special occasion, top slices with fresh fruit.

Giant Snowball Cake

Giant Snowball Cake

Giant Snowball Cake

Just like the frosty version would, this snowball is sure to disappear fast at warm-weather gatherings! Tangy citrus is the delightful surprise when you taste the coconut-topped confection from Betty Friesen of Lake Oswego, Oregon. "My family's enjoyed the refreshing dessert at Christmas for nearly 50 years," she writes. "But it would be wonderful any time.

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

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

"I CAN still taste the sweet juicy berries piled over warm biscuits and topped with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. My father added ever more indulgence to this strawberry dessert by first buttering his biscuits."

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.

Caramelized Angel Food Cake Sundaes

Caramelized Angel Food Cake Sundaes

Caramelized Angel Food Cake Sundaes

Angel food gets a sinful makeover with this easy recipe. If you have them on hand, fresh sliced strawberries make a wonderful addition. Yum! Jessica Ring - Chicago, Illinois

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

The butter-rum sauce is a delicious complement to this pretty pumpkin cake.

Peach Melba Mountain

Peach Melba Mountain

Peach Melba Mountain

Over the years, I've competed in several state fair cooking contests, and this cake is one of my most impressive entries. It looks as fantastic as it tastes. The fruit is in season right around Michigan's late August fair time.

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

A few years ago, this cake became our traditional Easter dinner dessert. It's so much fun to decorate...and so delicious to eat! —Gena Aschleman, West Columbia, South Carolina
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