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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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Potluck German Apple Cake

Potluck German Apple Cake

Potluck German Apple Cake

My mother made this cake for my brothers and me when we were kids. It's an excellent choice for potlucks any time of year. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Turn the traditional hummingbird cake—flavored with pineapple, bananas and walnuts—into a bite-sized treat with these moist cupcakes. —Jessie Oleson, Seattle, Washington

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the batter in one bowl, bake and get ready for people to love this chocolate bundt cake. —Christa Hageman, Telford, Pennsylvania
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Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu Toffee Torte

Tiramisu is Italian for "pick-me-up," and this treat truly lives up to its name. It's worth every bit of effort to see my husband's eyes light up when I put a piece of this delicious torte in front of him. —Donna Gonda, North Canton, Ohio

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these cupcakes. The creamy frosting topped with chopped peanut butter cups is the best part. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Carrot-Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

Carrot-Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

Carrot-Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

“This cake starts with a mix, but it’s loaded with extras to give it that ‘from-scratch’ flavor. It’s so moist and delicious—everyone asks for the recipe!” Nora Fitzgerald - Sevierville, TN

Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The cream cheese frosting wonderfully complements this spice cake sent in by Sandra McKenzie from Braham, Minnesota.

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can leave them off if you prefer. —Pamela Brown, Williamsburg, Michigan

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

This light, moist cake is my favorite. It tastes heavenly and is special enough for most any occasion. —Fayrene De Koker, Vancouver, Washington

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake

Without a doubt, this is the best chocolate cake I've ever made. I share this decadent dessert with everyone I can!—Katherine DeLoach, Visalia, California

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through in every yummy bite. You'll be asked to make them again and again. —Shirley Dunbar, Mojave, California

Praline Pumpkin Torte

Praline Pumpkin Torte

Praline Pumpkin Torte

Homemade pralines, big poufs of whipped cream and spiced cake make this torte decadent to the last bite. It's perfect for an autumn day. —Esther Sinn, Princeton, Illinois

Tropical Carrot Cake

Tropical Carrot Cake

Tropical Carrot Cake

I look forward to August because our family reunion means fun and great food, like this classic cake with the special flair it gets from pineapple. My great-aunt gave me this recipe, and I always make it for the reunion. —Victoria Casey, Enterprise, Oregon
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