Easy Cake Recipes

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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

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

We whipped up this rich and creamy treat just for your Easter dinner. Five ingredients and 20 minutes are all you need to make this impressive dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Want the flavor of pineapple-upside-down cake without the heat and hassle of turning on the oven? Whip up Lynn Mahle’s delicious no-bake dessert. Only four ingredients make it a fuss-free winner for the Quincy, Florida reader!

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."

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

This cake tastes just like an Almond Joy candy bar! If you like coconut, chocolate and almonds, this is the cake for you. And since it comes together in a snap, you can quench that craving quickly! —Linda Nichols, Steubenville, Ohio

Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Mint-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Frosty and impressive, this versatile ice cream cake is pretty enough for company, simple enough for a weeknight treat. Kathy Morrow in Hubbard, Ohio suggests you try food coloring to tint the whipped topping or use different flavors of ice cream, extracts and cookie or candy crumbs to suit different holidays or occasions!

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

“I found a recipe similar to this in a cookbook and make up my own variation,” notes Karen Grant of Tulare, California. She adds, “My husband always chuckles at me, because I seldom make a recipe as it is called for-I always think I have a better tasting way!”

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

No-Fuss Peach Melba Dessert

I like to put together this no-fuss dessert while the after-dinner coffee is perking.—Kathryn Awe, International Falls, Minnesota

Easy Peach Melba Dessert

Easy Peach Melba Dessert

Easy Peach Melba Dessert

THIS pretty dessert is an impressive end to any meal. Refreshing and light, it's just the right touch for every sweet tooth. I saw it pictured in a magazine many years ago and decided to try it. It's always been a hit at my house. -Edna Christiansen, Edmore, Michigan

Layered Toffee Cake

Layered Toffee Cake

Layered Toffee Cake

This is a quick and yummy way to dress up a purchased angel food cake. To keep the plate clean while assembling this pretty layered dessert, cut two half circles of waxed paper to place under the bottom layer and remove them after frosting the cake and sprinkling on the toffee. -Pat Squire Alexandria, Virginia

Coffee Ice Cream Torte

Coffee Ice Cream Torte

Coffee Ice Cream Torte

Not only does this make-ahead dessert go over big with company, but it calls for only four ingredients. If you can't find coffee-flavored ice cream, dissolve instant coffee granules in warm water and stir into vanilla ice cream.
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