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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.

Peach Angel Food Cake

Peach Angel Food Cake

Peach Angel Food Cake

Dessert doesn't mean slaving in the kitchen all day long when you use this recipe. The prepared angel food cake makes it so easy.—Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon

Italian Torte

Italian Torte

Italian Torte

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it's easily and quickly prepared, yet it's very different and delicious, good for any occasion. It is sure to impress your guests as it has mine. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Guests will see fireworks when you turn a frozen pound cake into a patriotic pleaser. Assemble this tempting torte early in the day and keep it in the refrigerator until it's time for dessert. —Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
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Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Cookie cutters work well to form these fun and festive fellows from our Test Kitchen. Kids of all ages will enjoy spreading the cutouts with soft, sweet white chocolate frosting, then giving them character by decorating with colorful store-bought candies.

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

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

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
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