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To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix, and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota
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Coconut Cream Yummy Cake

Coconut Cream Yummy Cake

Coconut Cream Yummy Cake

"I found this recipe as a kid in one of my mother's cookbooks. I didn't make it until I was older and now it is requested every Christmas. Sometimes I tint the coconut red and green for the holiday." – Angela Renae Fox, Gober, Texas

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

This is a delicious cake-it's so moist! It's great for taking to picnics in summertime, since it travels well. It also keeps for several days in the refrigerator.

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix, and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota
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Orange Cream Cake

Orange Cream Cake

Orange Cream Cake

Kids of all ages will enjoy the old-fashioned flavor of this super-moist cake topped with a soft light frosting. "This dessert reminds me of the frozen Creamsicles I enjoyed as a child," remarks Star Pooley of Paradise, California.

Cherry Dream Cake

Cherry Dream Cake

Cherry Dream Cake

I serve this cake for holidays because it's so festive and easy. No one will know your secret is adding a package of cherry gelatin to a boxed cake mix! —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee

On-The-Green Cake

On-The-Green Cake

On-The-Green Cake

There's nothing rough about making this yummy cake. Guests at our golf dinner never suspected that it started with a convenient boxed mix. They were delighted with the golf green motif, the cake's fruity flavor and the fluffy icing. -Sue Ann O'Buck, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

I first tried tres leches cake while in Ecuador several years ago. Since then, I’ve changed it up by adding some of my favorite ingredients, namely chocolate and coconut. This version also has a splash of rum for an adults-only treat. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Family and friends will love this buttermilk cake...whether you serve tender slices with coffee at brunch or as a treat after dinner. The delicate lemon glaze adds a special touch. -Kristen Croke of Hanover, Massachusetts

Toffee Poke Cake

Toffee Poke Cake

Toffee Poke Cake

This recipe is my family and friends very favorite dessert. I love making it because it is so simple.—Ms. Jeanette Hoffman, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry Poke Cake

Strawberry Poke Cake

That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries liven up each pretty slice of this lovely layered cake that's made from a convenient boxed mix. —Mary Jo Griggs, West Bend, Wisconsin

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

I found this recipe in an old cookbook I bought at a garage sale and couldn’t wait to try it. I knew it had been someone’s favorite because of the well-worn page. —Joan Gertz, Palmetto, Florida

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Meet the Cook: A wonderful harvest of apples that we picked up at a local orchard one year inspired me to adjust a recipe I'd seen and come up with this moist cake. After we were married, I learned through trial and error (at times, lots of those!) to cook for my husband. Today, he and I have two grown children. -Paulette Reyenga, Brantford, Ontario

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Date-Nut Fruitcake

Unlike traditional fruitcake, with its dark color and dense texture, this fruitcake is light-colored and light-textured, flavored with orange, coconut, date, raisins and nuts. It was baked in a fluted cake pan to give it a different shape.—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

My mom's favorite cake is Tres Leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
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