Easy Cake Recipes

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Chocolate Molten Cakes

Chocolate Molten Cakes

Chocolate Molten Cakes

Be prepared to swoon once you dip into this indulgent flourless cake and warm chocolate oozes from its center. This is Kristin Page’s favorite dessert on the menu at La Boucherie. Try it, and you’ll understand why.

Citrus Shortcake

Citrus Shortcake

Citrus Shortcake

This classic dessert gets an update when fresh berries meet the convenience of prepared whipped topping, individual sponge cakes and other packaged items. It's fast and delicious when time is short. Sometimes I use scones instead of shortcakes.—Ron Gardner, Grand Haven, Michigan

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

My mother-in-law gave me a cooking lesson when I first got married: "Anything tastes good if you put enough butter, chocolate or cream in it." This cake has two out of three and proves she was right. Sometimes I use chocolate graham crackers and stack up the layers in a 9x9 pan. —Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

This pretty layered torte from Joan Causey of Greenwood, Arkansas relies on convenient frozen pound cake and canned pie filling. "It's a snap to assemble," she promises. "I put toothpicks through the ends to hold the layers in place, then remove them before serving."

Have a Heart Cupcakes

Have a Heart Cupcakes

Have a Heart Cupcakes

Every now and then we all need a little love! Bake up a dozen of these little cakes as a thank-you gift or for Valentine's Day. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

Itsy Bitsy Spider Cakes

You'll want to catch these cute critters before they climb up the waterspout one more time. The no-bake treats take advantage of coconut-covered snack cakes and other packaged items to make assembly a snap.

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

Beat the summer heat with this light and refreshing dessert. No one will be able to resist sweet raspberries and blueberries atop moist angel food cake.

Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake

Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake

Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake

Our home economists take four ingredients and turn them into an impressive, no-bake cake. Do-ahead desserts don't get any better!

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

For a sweet finale, try Denise's yummy marmalade cake sauce. It’s super-easy and terrific over store-bought angel food or pound cake. —Denise DuBois, Coral Springs, Florida

Quick Banana Split Shortcake

Quick Banana Split Shortcake

Quick Banana Split Shortcake

Two delicious desserts combine to create an out-of-this-world treat. I serve this banana split on a layer of tender pound cake. Yum! —Christi Gillentine, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Rapid Raspberry Torte

Rapid Raspberry Torte

Rapid Raspberry Torte

I always have the ingredients for this torte on hand so I can make this dessert at a moment's notice. Whipped cream and lemon pudding are combined in the fluffy topping for this yummy pound cake that's layered with raspberry jam.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan
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