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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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Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

Cowabunga Root Beer Cupcakes

I developed these cupcakes for my daughter's first birthday and transported them using dry ice. Be careful not to freeze them solid! —Mindy Carswell, Walker, Michigan

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Refreshing Cake with Lemon Sauce completes the delightful dinner. "This is a family favorite on hot summer nights," notes Claire Dion from Canterbury, Connecticut. Cream cheese, milk and pudding mix are all that's needed for the sunny sauce drizzled over prepared pound cake and topped with a few berries.

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

Creamy Mango Loaf Cake

For a refreshing finale, I dresses up prepared angel food cake with a handful of items; this recipe is the luscious result. If your family doesn't like mango, replace it with a cup of any other diced fruit. It tops off a meal deliciously.—Linda McLyman, Syracuse, New York
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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.

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

Butterscotch Angel Cake

“I found a recipe similar to this in a cookbook and make up my own variation,” notes Karen Grant of Tulare, California. She adds, “My husband always chuckles at me, because I seldom make a recipe as it is called for-I always think I have a better tasting way!”

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Rocket Cake

Not your ordinary birthday cake, this dessert requires almost no countdown-just start with a purchased ice cream cake roll, then frost and decorate it for takeoff. (We used construction paper to make the rocket's fins and cone.)

Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

This is a wonderful firm cupcake developed to withstand the heavier cupcake decorations. Any cake mix will work, but avoid those that include pudding in the mix.—Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut

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.

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

Pineapple Icebox Dessert

"While living in Italy, I fell in love with Italian tiramisu, but I didn't like all the fat and calories it contains," remarks Julie Vyska of North Las Vegas, Nevada. "So I substituted healthier ingredients to make this pineapple version."

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

Strawberry Pound Cake Dessert

This dessert from Linda Coleman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa adds a pretty and refreshing finish to most any meal. This simple, classic dessert comes together in moments and adds a pop of color.

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Pound Cake with Sherbet

Her fast finale, Pound Cake with Sherbet, is easy to assemble and sure to get compliments. "It's lusciously light and refreshing. Feel free to vary the fruit to suit what's in season," Judy adds.
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