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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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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

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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Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

I made a few updates to a great recipe and ended up with an impressive dessert. Everyone loves its light texture and chocolaty flavor. —Lynne Bargar, Saegertown, Pennyslvania

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

My sister gave me this recipe for what she calls "the ultimate carrot cake," and it really lives up to the name. When people taste it, they're bowled over by the tender, not-too-sweet cake and unexpected pecan filling. —Linda Van Holland, Innisfail, Alberta

Golden Apple Snack Cake

Golden Apple Snack Cake

Golden Apple Snack Cake

This moist, old-fashioned cake is hard to beat, especially warmed up and finished off with a dollop of whipped topping. —Eckert Orchards, Belleville, Illinois

Banana Snack Cake

Banana Snack Cake

Banana Snack Cake

"I often make this moist banana cake for birthday days," remarks Dawn Fagerstrom from Warren, Minnesota. "The recipe is good for making cupcakes, too - they taste great even without frosting."

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Lucille Noyd of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts says, "The secret ingredient in this delicious cake is butterscotch pudding."

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

The pastor at our church usually cuts his message short on carry-in dinner days when he knows this sheet cake is waiting in the fellowship hall. (I think he prays for leftovers since he gets to take them home!) This moist cake travels well and is also easy to prepare. -Nancy Baker, Boonville, Missouri

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

I've had the recipe for this chocolate cherry cake for years—it's a chocolate lover's delight! It's so easy to make, and is perfect for cupcakes and bake sale treats, too. I get many requests for the recipe. —Ann Purchase, Panama City, Florida

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I've lightened it up, it's still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California

Frosted Carrot Cake

Frosted Carrot Cake

Frosted Carrot Cake

We have enjoyed this cake for years. Whenever there's a gathering of family and friends, it seems my cake is always requested.

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Kids' eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. The cupcakes never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they're always a huge hit at bake sales. —Sandra Seaman, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Rhubarb Custard Cake

Rhubarb Custard Cake

Rhubarb Custard Cake

Rhubarb thrives in my northern garden and is one of the few crops the pesky moose don't bother! Of all the rhubarb desserts I've tried, this pudding cake is my No. 1 choice. It has old-fashioned appeal but is so simple to prepare. -Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
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