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Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake

Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake

Apple-of-Your-Eye Cheesecake

My most-often-requested dessert, this exquisite cheesecake with apples, caramel and pecans wins me more compliments than anything else I make. My husband's co-workers say it's too pretty to cut...but agree it's well worth it to do so. -Debbie Wilson, Sellersburg, Indiana

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in your mouth. It's so impressive yet not difficult to prepare-I whip up this dessert each time I want a yummy treat for my family, friends or co-workers. —Mary Jones, Cumberland, Maine
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Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

Memories of lunchtime at school and my Aunt Shelly's kitchen come to mind when I bite into these sweet, chewy bars. My husband is the biggest fan of these peanut butter and chocolate treats. —Janis Luedtke, Westminster, Colorado

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the batter in one bowl, bake your cake and get ready for compliments. —Christa Hageman, Telford, Pennsylvania

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

An attractive topping of cinnamon-spiced apple slices and a homemade oat-and-walnut crust make this creamy dessert a definite show stopper. —Emily Ann Young, Kenai, Alaska

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

I created these melt-in-your-mouth thin mints for a cookie exchange, and everyone raved about them. They're often requested by my family and have become one of my daughter's favorites. To switch up the flavor, try using different extracts instead of peppermint. -Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can leave them off if you prefer. —Pamela Brown, Williamsburg, Michigan

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through in every yummy bite. You'll be asked to make them again and again. —Shirley Dunbar, Mojave, California

Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies

Almond Sugar Cookies

It's a tradition in our house to start baking Christmas cookies early in the season and try some new recipes every year. This nutty glazed melt-in-your-mouth cookie is one of my favorites. -Lisa Hummell Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

I received this recipe from a co-worker who made these heavenly bars for a potluck. Since they combine two favorite flavors—chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake—in one bite, they were a hit with our three grown children. —Jane Nolt, Narvon, Pennsylvania
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