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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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Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste. I love the flavor of pumpkin and the cinnamon makes ordinary cream cheese frosting extra special. When I made a batch for my husband to take to work, he said they disappeared in record time. —Debbie Wiggins, Longmont, Colorado

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you'll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
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Chunky Apple Cake

Chunky Apple Cake

Chunky Apple Cake

After taste testing apple cake recipes, I've found this particular recipe the best. Full of old-world comfort, the yummy brown sugar sauce really makes the cake special. For a festive occasion, top with a dollop of whipped cream. —Debi Benson, Bakersfield, California

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

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

This pumpkin roll cake is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected guests, to take to a gathering or to give as a yummy gift. The recipe is in such demand, I use a 29-ounce can of pumpkin to make four rolls at a time. —Erica Berchtold, Freeport, Illinois

Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps Sunflower Cake

The inspiration for this cake came from one of my favorite flowers, the sunflower. The yellow peeps make eye-catching flower petals, and I carefully placed chocolate chips in a circular pattern to resemble the seeds in the middle of a sunflower. This cake is easy, but looks quite impressive. —Bethany Eledge, Cleveland, Tennessee

Pumpkin Torte

Pumpkin Torte

Pumpkin Torte

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and always turns out so well. The nuts and caramel topping add a nice finishing touch. —Trixie Fisher, Piqua, Ohio

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

Incredible Coconut Cake

Incredible Coconut Cake

Incredible Coconut Cake

I found this recipe in a newspaper many years ago and modified it to suit my taste. This is my all-time favorite cake, and my family and friends absolutely love it. —Lynne Bassler, Indiana, Pennsylvania

Moist Pumpkin Tube Cake

Moist Pumpkin Tube Cake

Moist Pumpkin Tube Cake

This cake is perfect for fall. As it bakes, the aroma fills the house with a spicy scent. —Virginia Loew, Leesburg, Florida

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

When I go to potlucks, family gatherings or on hunting and fishing trips with my husband and son, this cake is one of my favorite desserts to bring. The flavorful cake stays moist as long as it lasts, which isn't long! —Marilyn Paradis, Woodburn, Oregon

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

It's surprising how perfectly chocolate and pumpkin combine in this two-toned firm cake. This flavorful mixture of ingredients really does take the cake! —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania

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
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