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Pecan Banana Bundt Cake

1 review

My daughter, Liz, often made this banana bundt cake for us. It was delicious and different. She discovered five-spice powder during a culinary class field trip. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

Lingonberry-Cardamom Cake

Our family is Scandinavian, and we love using almonds, cardamom and lingonberries in desserts, as in this cardamom cake. If...


Italian Cream-Filled Cake

1 review

This Italian cream dessert is very simple but fancy enough to serve as a birthday cake. It’s low on sugar...


Apple Cake with Homemade Buttermilk Sauce

This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and...


Summer Squash Pound Cake

1 review

This golden brown, tender pound cake is the perfect treat to make when you have an abundance of summer squash...

Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

This recipe is one of my favorites! The tropical flavors remind me of being on vacation with my family in...


Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

10 reviews

These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...

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Strawberry Buttermilk Skillet Shortcake

5 reviews

This scratch-made strawberry buttermilk cake is a family favorite. The recipe is over 100 years old, and I remember my...


Double Butterscotch Coconut Cake

2 reviews

I got this recipe from a co-worker years ago, and then I changed it a bit by adding a family...


Bacon-Peanut Butter Cornbread Muffins

7 reviews

My family just can't get enough bacon and peanut butter, so I created these quick and easy cornbread muffins using...


Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

4 reviews

This is my son's county fair cake. He was awarded a top-10 prize and auctioned his coconut cream cake off...

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Blueberry, Apple and Pineapple Dump Cake

5 reviews

I call this B.A.P. dump cake. I usually take it to our church potluck and it is the first dessert...


Spiced Rum Fruitcake

3 reviews

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

1 review

One night, my niece and I put our heads together to come up a with a fabulous cupcake. We combined...


Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

9 reviews

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful....


Maple Sugar Cake

1 review

Old-fashioned maple sugar frosting tops this tasty spice cake. Its homemade goodness and simplicity were just what the judges were...

Figgy Apple Brie Tart

Our holiday gatherings often included baked Brie. I transformed it into a dessert that’s savory and sweet. It makes a...


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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

25 reviews

I have baked cupcakes for years. These easy to make treats make an attractive dessert for special occasions. —Barbara Hahn,...


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Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

14 reviews

My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, which translates to "Grandma’s apple cake." They’ve been sharing the recipe for...


Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

5 reviews

We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


Zucchini Cupcakes

242 reviews

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy...


Marshmallow-Filled Banana Cupcakes

15 reviews

A friend gave me this recipe when I first moved into my neighborhood 40 years ago. It might seem more...


Apple Fritter Cake

4 reviews

I was experimenting with a beer bread to make it into a dessert and came up with this delectable apple...


Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

25 reviews

I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have...

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Strawberry Shortcake

65 reviews

I grew up helping my mom make a lot in our farmhouse kitchen; strawberry shortcakes, roasts, soups and pies. This...


Grandma’s Christmas Cake

3 reviews

One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will bring back memories. Loaded with raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special...


Down East Blueberry Buckle

29 reviews

This buckle won a contest at my daughter’s college. They shipped us four lobsters, but the real prize was seeing...


Cranberry Zucchini Wedges

9 reviews

I try to slip zucchini into as many dishes as possible. These cake wedges have wonderful flavor and a tender...


Fresh Plum Kuchen

6 reviews

In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing...


Upside-Down Berry Cake

46 reviews

This cake is good warm or cold and served with whipped topping or ice cream. It's very moist with loads...