Easy Cake Recipes

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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

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Not your ordinary birthday cake, this dessert requires almost no countdown-just start with a purchased ice cream cake roll, then frost and decorate it for takeoff. (We used construction paper to make the rocket's fins and cone.)

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

I developed these cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday and transported them using dry ice. Be careful not to freeze them solid! —Mindy Carswell, Walker, Michigan
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Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

For a refreshing finale, I dresses up prepared angel food cake with a handful of items; this recipe is the luscious result. If your family doesn't like mango, replace it with a cup of any other diced fruit. It tops off a meal deliciously.—Linda McLyman, Syracuse, New York

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.

Vanilla Cake with Raspberries

Vanilla Cake with Raspberries

Vanilla Cake with Raspberries

Make the night special with this simple, pretty and refreshing dessert from our Test Kitchen.

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

This dessert from Linda Coleman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa adds a pretty and refreshing finish to most any meal. This simple, classic dessert comes together in moments and adds a pop of color.

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 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.

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

Chirpy Chick Cupcakes

Chirpy Chick Cupcakes

Chirpy Chick Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are so much fun to make and share. They're perfect for an Easter dinner or a kid's farm-themed birthday party.—Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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