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

Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

I bake over 200 of these cupcakes for our church suppers, and we always run out. If you can't find Key lime juice, use lime juice. Just add a tad more sugar. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota
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More Cakes

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri downsizes everyone’s favorite pound cake without losing any of its sweet appeal!

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

I got the idea for this incredibly easy yet impressive holiday dessert from a magazine. It is now a family favorite—and has been for the last 15 years! It is absolutely gorgeous on my buffet.—Linda DuVal, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

MY AUNT gave me this recipe and it is a wonderful fall dessert for two or more. It tastes like apple pie, yet is less time consuming to prepare. With the special touch of the butter sauce, it receives raves for taste and a delightful surprise flavor addition.
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Himmel Futter Torte

Himmel Futter Torte

Himmel Futter Torte

This recipe was a favorite of my grandma's. As kids, we called it "Dark Secret" because Grandma would vary the fruit with the season and we never knew what she hid under the cream.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Coffee mixed into the batter makes this moist layer cake even more special. Garnished with fresh berries and chocolate curls, it looks like it came from a bakery. —Tammy Bollman, Minatare, Nebraska

Blueberry Angel Torte

Blueberry Angel Torte

Blueberry Angel Torte

This quick, make-ahead dessert looks high and impressive on a serving platter.—Violet Davis, Crossville, Alabama

Macadamia Toffee Snack Cake

Macadamia Toffee Snack Cake

Macadamia Toffee Snack Cake

Ever since I worked in a restaurant preparing desserts, I’ve been collecting recipes that make people happy. This mouthwatering cake is loaded with white chocolate chips, macadamia nuts and coconut.—Marie Zajdowicz, Riva, Maryland

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

If you know a chocolate lover, here's a delectable way to make his or her dreams come true. Set one of these yummy oh-so-chocolaty cakes in front of them. The whole family loves the rich syrupy center inside these cakes.—Deanna Kymer, Broomfield, Colorado

Apricot Fruitcake

Apricot Fruitcake

Apricot Fruitcake

My husband didn't care for fruitcake (which I love) - till he tasted this one. He and I have three children. He's an avid fishermen...when others are canning fruits and vegetables, I'm busy canning and smoking salmon! -Clare Brooks, Juneau, Alaska

Nutcracker Cake

Nutcracker Cake

Nutcracker Cake

My mother has a birthday in December and I wanted to do something special. This cake is the result. Mom loved it and almost didn't want to eat it because it was so wonderful!—Diana Lopez, Kearny, New Jersey

Prune Cake with Glaze

Prune Cake with Glaze

Prune Cake with Glaze

This cake recipe was given to me years ago by a friend, who got it from her mother. I'm 82 years old, have been married 57 years and still enjoy baking this cake for my husband.

Celebration Cranberry Cake

Celebration Cranberry Cake

Celebration Cranberry Cake

After I've served this cake, guests never leave my house without requesting the recipe. The sweetness of the butter cream sauce balances beautifully with the cake's tart cranberries. —Jeri Clayton, Sandy, Utah

Walnut Blitz Torte

Walnut Blitz Torte

Walnut Blitz Torte

This pretty torte is very popular at family gatherings. Everyone always asks for the recipe.—Suzan Stacey, Parsonsfield, Maine

Baby Orange Babas

Baby Orange Babas

Baby Orange Babas

These syrup-soaked cakes are made by using a muffin pan for individual-sized servings. For an interesting flavor variation, drizzle your babas with syrup made from lemon or lime juice and grated peel.—Gail Hutton, Bremerton, Washington
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