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So you want to make a cake? Try one of these recipes for favorite sweet treats like chocolate cake, Bundt cake, red velvet cake, pound cake, tortes and more classic cake recipes.

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Cupcakes should be more than just cake batter divided into muffin tins. True cupcakes are not as crumbly as cake, but have a lighter texture than muffins.—Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta
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Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Meet the Cook: When I was a girl, this was my family's favorite Sunday cake. Since I'm "nuts" about nuts, I added the pecans. It became our youngsters' favorite as well. My husband and I have four grown children and seven grandchildren. -Arlene Grenz, Linton, North Dakota

Chocolate Zucchini Roll

Chocolate Zucchini Roll

Chocolate Zucchini Roll

"I created this moist cake roll to use my garden zucchini," says Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn from Northampton, Pennsylvania.

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast! —Brenda Melanin, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

Orange Bundt Cake

This pretty cake comes together quickly with a boxed mix. Fat-free mayonnaise replaces the heavy oils, and the citrus glaze is always a hit. —Deborah Williams of Peoria, Arizona

Yummy Chocolate Cake

Yummy Chocolate Cake

Yummy Chocolate Cake

My husband and I are trying to eat lighter but still crave sweets. This moist, chocolate cake really helps with that. With the rich frosting, it makes a decadent treat! —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

My husband and I came to Canada over 40 years ago from Holland. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and frequently goes along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Rich, moist and chocolaty, this scrumptious cake is very versatile. It freezes well...and the chocolate chip topping makes it easy to pack in lunches and carry along to picnics. At home, we like it topped with vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate-Strawberry Celebration Cake

Chocolate-Strawberry Celebration Cake

Chocolate-Strawberry Celebration Cake

Although I have some great "from-scratch" recipes, this chocolate strawberry cake uses a boxed mix with plenty of doctoring. It has become a popular groom's cake that gets more attention than the wedding cake. —Nora Fitzgerald, Sevierville, Tennessee

Easy Frosted Carrot Cake

Easy Frosted Carrot Cake

Easy Frosted Carrot Cake

This simple cake, which is my mother's recipe, stays moist for quite a while. In was always my favorite at harvesttime when I was a child. -Muriel Jones, Hythe, Alberta

Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake

I used to sell several lines of kitchenware through home parties. This blueberry poundcake recipe came from the hostess at one of those parties. It's been a favorite ever since! —Juanita Miller, Arnett, Oklahoma

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pecan Upside-Down Cake

This moist and tender pecan upside-down cake is packed with pecans and sweetness. Although still not a "light" dessert, it has nearly a third fewer calories and 43 percent less fat than the original! —Mae Johnson, De Ridder, Louisiana

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Bat Cupcakes

Even my adult children love these Halloween cupcakes! We serve them every year at our pumpkin-carving party. You can also make them with the fudge stripes on their wings facing up for variety. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Bananas & Cream Pound Cake

Bananas & Cream Pound Cake

Bananas & Cream Pound Cake

This dessert got me a date with my future husband. At a church event, he loved it so much, he asked for another piece. The rest is history! —Courtney Farnon, Cartersville, Georgia
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