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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.

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.
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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

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.

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.)

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

Quick Little Devils

Quick Little Devils

Quick Little Devils

Enjoy the classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate in these speedy squares from Denise Smith of Lusk, Wyoming. A short list of ingredients, including devil's food cake mix, yields chocolaty results that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Strawberry Jelly Roll

Strawberry Jelly Roll

Strawberry Jelly Roll

This pretty jelly roll makes a wonderful dessert for summer or any time of year. It gets a head start with a convenient angel food cake mix.—Jeanette Fuehring, Concordia, Missouri

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

Shortcake Supreme

The mother of my shortcakes recipe was necessity. I needed a quick way to use up a bounty of wild berries that we picked on a family camping trip one summer.—Kenna Robinson, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
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