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Easy Cake Recipes

Looking for easy cake recipes? Taste of Home has the best easy cake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Lemon Custard Cake

Lemon Custard Cake

Lemon Custard Cake

Just to prove a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert, field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin shares her simple recipe for Lemon Custard Cake. "It comes from my grandma and is also nice to whip up when unexpected company stops in," Sue informs. "It's a cool, creamy dessert that tastes like you fussed."

Peachy Angel Food Dessert

Peachy Angel Food Dessert

Peachy Angel Food Dessert

I love angel food and serve it often to company. This way anyone, no matter what their diet, they can enjoy dessert!—Lois Walters, Beaconsfield, Iowa

Chocolate Whipped Cream Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Whipped Cream Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Whipped Cream Angel Food Cake

To make a plain angel food cake extra special, try adding this whip cream mixture to the inside of cake. It is so fluffy and delicious.—Mary Beth Jung, Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Angel Food Torte

Angel Food Torte

Angel Food Torte

By using different food coloring and fresh fruits, I have fun "dressing" this dessert for various occasions throughout the year. It's a great way to get the kids involved in kitchen duty.

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

Coconut Snowball Cake

This quick-to-make cake so closely resembles a large fluffy snowball that people may admire it instead of eating it. But it tastes so good, says Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa, that they won't wait long before taking a slice!—Jan Bass, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Angel Berry Tunnel Cake

Angel Berry Tunnel Cake

Angel Berry Tunnel Cake

"This tasty cake is a light favorite for summer," jots Ruth Marie Lyons. To save time, the Boulder, Colorado cook relies on a purchased angel food cake and frozen whipped topping.

Pound Cake S'mores

Pound Cake S'mores

Pound Cake S'mores

This dessert requires almost no effort and there are no leftovers. These s'mores taste as good as the campfire version of childhood.—Grace Yaskovic, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

Banana Split Shortcake

I use purchased pound or sponge cake instead of from-scratch biscuits. By varying the fruits, it's a treat for any season. Kids enjoy adding their choice of sandae toppings.—Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sherbet Angel Torte

Sherbet Angel Torte

Sherbet Angel Torte

For a dramatic dessert, you can't miss with this torte, shared by Amy Nichols of Brownville, Maine. "It's a wonderful make-ahead treat," Amy assures.

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Her fast finale, Pound Cake with Sherbet, is easy to assemble and sure to get compliments. "It's lusciously light and refreshing. Feel free to vary the fruit to suit what's in season," Judy adds.

Angel Food Dream

Angel Food Dream

Angel Food Dream

No one can resist a slice of this dreamy dessert. If you'd like a switch from the strawberry filling, try blackberries, blueberries or even peaches. And, when I serve this cake on a holiday, I've been known to put food coloring in the topping—green works well for Christmas or St. Patrick's Day.—Leah Carrell, Quitman, Texas
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