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Comfort Food Desserts

Give yourself a well-deserved treat with these recipes for comfort food desserts, including candy, cookies, pie, cakes, pudding, fruitcake, granola bars, parfaits and more.

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My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious apple cake that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for our annual beach trip to the Outer Banks. —Cristy King, Scott Depot, WV
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Fluted Lemon Cake

Fluted Lemon Cake

Fluted Lemon Cake

My great-grandmother used to make this cake, which has been a family favorite for years. You won’t believe it starts with a cake mix! Lemon pudding and apricot nectar add a tanginess and moistness. It’s delicious plain or served with ice cream or whipped cream.

Deep-Dish Plum Cobbler

Deep-Dish Plum Cobbler

Deep-Dish Plum Cobbler

This plum cobbler is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds.

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Have a little time on your hands, but your family still expects dessert with dinner? This easy-as-pie recipe provides a refreshingly simple solution. You'll appreciate the short list of ingredients-and the even shorter preparation time!
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Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.

Cherry Angel Delight

Cherry Angel Delight

Cherry Angel Delight

These tempting angel food treats fly from start to finish.—Ida Wing, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

This terrific cake recipe was given to me by my grandchild. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Red-hot candies and canned cherries flavor this memorable dessert from my childhood. I hadn’t had it in years, so when I found my mother’s recipe, I had to make it to see if it was as good as I remembered…and it was! —Betty Zorn, Eagle, Idaho

Chocolate Walnut Squares

Chocolate Walnut Squares

Chocolate Walnut Squares

Rich and satisfying, these bars create a symphony of flavors with every bite. The nutty crust, exquisite chocolate layer and the creamy frosting make this dessert one of my personal favorites. It's fun to take these treats to a potluck. —Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan

Orange Soda Sherbet

Orange Soda Sherbet

Orange Soda Sherbet

For birthdays, we pull out the old-fashioned ice cream maker and crank out a sherbet made with orange soda. We're all crazy about it, especially my son. —Heather Craft, Paducah, Kentucky

Toasted Angel Food Cake

Toasted Angel Food Cake

Toasted Angel Food Cake

"A scrumptious dessert just for one is even more satisfying if it's quick and easy like this fun treat," says Tammy Clark from Duvall, Washington. "I love the crusty chewy cake and warm raspberry filling."

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

Applesauce Brownies

These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly roll pan. My husband and I live on a farm in central Nebraska and have two grown daughters.
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