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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.

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You don't have to bake to serve a wonderful dessert! This "cake" is made from chocolate wafers and whipping cream. It is so delicious.—Cindy Hawkins, New York, New York
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Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Green-Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous! Just about anyone can make this cute green guy with a little frosting, candy and imagination. —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Cupcake Mummy

Wrap up Halloween fun with these frightfully frosted goodies. Once you take that first bite, it's impossible to stop eating! —Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Fancy Fuss-Free Torte

Thanks to frozen pound cake and a can of pie filling, this torte's easy to make. If layers slide, keep them in place with toothpicks around the edges as you build. Just remove before serving. —Joan Causey, Greenwood, Arkansas
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Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Red, White 'n' Blue Torte

Guests will see fireworks when you turn a frozen pound cake into a patriotic pleaser. Assemble this tempting torte early in the day and keep it in the refrigerator until it's time for dessert. —Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington

Angel Peach Melba

Angel Peach Melba

Angel Peach Melba

Store-bought angel food cake, canned peaches, frozen yogurt and raspberries combine to make a sweet, summery dessert in just minutes. This easy recipe from Janice Prytz in Murrieta, California is a keeper all year-round!

Pound Cake with Strawberries

Pound Cake with Strawberries

Pound Cake with Strawberries

You can put this sweet and special dessert favorite from Sue Ross of Casa Grande, AZ together in a snap. It's a wonderfully sweet way to end any meal.

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

In Grande Prairie, Alberta, Debbie Segate relies on tangy lemon pie filling and a few other ingredients to quickly dress up a store-bought angel food cake. "If there's time, I use a boxed mix to bake the cake," she adds.

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Blueberry Angel Dessert

Make the most of angel food cake, pie filling and whipped topping by creating this light impressive dessert that doesn't keep you in the kitchen for hours. It's the perfect way to end a summer meal. —Carol Johnson, Tyler, Texas

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food

Old Glory Angel Food makes a glorious dessert for your Fourth of July celebration. It's easy to assemble, but the triple layers and stars-and-stripes topping look like you fussed. "One July, we invited a couple over for a backyard barbecue," relates Anne Nabbefeld of Hortonville, Wisconsin. "The woman had recently become a United States citizen, so I created this cake for her. It was a big hit."

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Cookie cutters work well to form these fun and festive fellows from our Test Kitchen. Kids of all ages will enjoy spreading the cutouts with soft, sweet white chocolate frosting, then giving them character by decorating with colorful store-bought candies.

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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