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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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Every spring when her rhubarb was ready, my mother-in-law chopped it up for this moist cake. If your rhubarb is too tart for the sauce, just add in some strawberries. —Rena McCalment, Sharpsville, Indiana
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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.

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

Aunt Murna's Jam Cake

I remember Aunt Murna telling me that she created her Jam Cake recipe as a very young girl. Through the years she made improvements, such as soaking the raisins in crushed pineapple. This cake is a favorite at our annual family reunions and at Christmastime.

High Roller Cake

High Roller Cake

High Roller Cake

We were "on a roll" right through dessert! Our eye-catching cake was shaped like a giant die with chocolate sandwich cookie spots. The level of difficulty for making this tender chocolate cube is "Easy"!—Leslie Dumm, Clevemand Heights, Ohio
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Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

We live in a little community of 27—if everyone's home! A neighbor game this recipe when we first moved here, saying it dated back to the 1800"s and everybody in the area made it. I soon discovered why when I took a taste...and I'm not a fruit cake fan! My husband, who's the inventor of a three-point bale mover, and I have a grown son. I'm a crafter and collector.

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

Coconut Cream Dream Cake

This pretty four-layer cake is easy to make with an instant pudding filling and 7-minute frosting. "It tastes like coconut cream pie, so it's like getting the best of two desserts in one," writes Pamela Shank of Parkersburg, West Virginia. TIP: Prepare the remaining pudding according to package directions for a quick and easy dessert.

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Tutti-Frutti Angel Food Cake

Each heavenly slice of this made-from-scratch cake is feathery-light, confides Jill Kinder of Richlands, Virginia. Its pretty pink color makes it perfect for Valentine"s Day.

Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

Lemon Meringue Cake

This cake tastes just like lemon meringue pie! Fresh lemon flavor shines through in the custard filling between the layers, and the light meringue frosting adds a fancy finish. It's not only a deliciously different dessert, but it's also a conversation piece!

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

Kitty Cat Cupcakes

On a bake sale table or alone at home, these feline treats won't last nine lives! The cute candy faces will catch attention fast...and the tasty orange-coconut cake from Doris Barb if El Dorado, Kansas will have folks snatching seconds.

Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

Oatmeal Chocolate Cake

I've had this recipe a long time. It's one of my family's favorite desserts, and I still make it often.

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.

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.

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

Berry Brunch Coffee Cake

This golden berry-filled coffee cake is crowned with even more plump, fresh berries. “Living on a farm in Wisconsin, we love using the blackcaps (wild black raspberries) that grow in our woods,” says Sheri Kratcha of Avoca.

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

Danish Christmas Cake with Orange Coconut Topping

Danish Christmas Cake with Orange Coconut Topping

Danish Christmas 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
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