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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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Pink Lemonade Stand Cake

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Lauren Knoelke
If you love a moist and creamy cake, this is it. Lemon juice and lemonade give the layers a tangy touch, and the subtle pink frosting makes it beautiful. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Marble Chiffon Cake

Marble Chiffon Cake

Marble Chiffon Cake

This confection's a proven winner—it earned LuAnn Heikkila a blue ribbon and was named Division Champion at the county fair in her hometown of Floodwood, Minnesota! "It's our favorite," she adds. "I'm the third generation in the family to make it."—LuAnn Heikkila, Floodwood, Minnesota

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

Fancy Cream Cupcakes

These cute, tender cupcakes are creamy and not too sweet. They look fancy but are quick to fix...and even a big platter of these timeless treats disappears in no time. I've been making desserts since I was a youngster, the oldest of several sisters.

Raspberry Walnut Torte with Cream Cheese Frosting

Raspberry Walnut Torte with Cream Cheese Frosting

Raspberry Walnut Torte with Cream Cheese Frosting

"I often serve this impressive cake for dinner parties or whenever a special dessert is called for," notes Bonnie Malloy of Norwood, Pennsylvania. "It's delicious and also very pretty."
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Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake

"This moist cake with cream cheese frosting is the best I've ever eaten," writes Jeanette McKenna of Vero Beach, Florida. "It's so simple, too, because it uses two jars of baby food instead of fresh carrots that need to be grated."

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This cake's one I prepare frequently for Sunday dinner. I also make it for church meetings and to take to friends who are sick. It goes a long way—unless you have some real "chocoholics"! I've been cooking as long as I've been married, for almost 30 years. My husband's the director of a Christian youth missionary organization, and our two children are 19 and 17.

Gift Box Wedding Cake

Gift Box Wedding Cake

Gift Box Wedding Cake

This cake will be sure to delight all of your guests at your shower. Everything can be made ahead and assembled the day of.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

The first time I baked this cake, my son loved its moistness, and he couldn't taste the beets.—Peggy Van Arsdale, Crosswicks, New Jersey

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food makes a glorious dessert for your Fourth of July celebration. It's easy to assemble, but the triple layers and stars-and-stripes topping look like you fussed. "One July, we invited a couple over for a backyard barbecue," relates Anne Nabbefeld of Hortonville, Wisconsin. "The woman had recently become a United States citizen, so I created this cake for her. It was a big hit."

Apricot Layer Cake

Apricot Layer Cake

Apricot Layer Cake

"Pssst! Don't tell anyone this tender fruity layer cake starts with a convenient mix!" urges Eureka, Illinois farm woman Molly Knapp.

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

You'll find this cake is good with ice cream, but that it's also delicate enough to serve small pieces for a tea. My husband served in the military, and we spent 22 years moving around before "retiring" here. He's been a high school teacher, and I've been a wedding consultant. Now we're retiring again so we can have more time to spend with our two daughters and four granddaughters in the Midwest. "Grandpa" is looking forward to some good fishing!



Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I enjoy making this lovely coffee cake for anniversaries, Valentine's Day and other special occasions. I found the recipe more than 30 years ago, and I've been making it ever since. The delicious treat is a hit with family and friends. -Norma Hammond, Leland, Iowa

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

"This cake is so good, I can serve it as an everyday dessert or for special occasions," writes Dorothy Monroe, Pocatello, Idaho. Chocolate cake layers are jazzed up with whipped cream and a quick chocolate frosting.

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

This is one of my family's favorite dessert recipes, especially for holiday gatherings.

Almond Good Luck Cake

Almond Good Luck Cake

Almond Good Luck Cake

I make this cake for every New Year's Eve dinner. It's said that the person who finds the one whole almond inside will have good luck during the upcoming year. —Vivian Nikanow, Chicago, Illinois
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