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      57 Easy Cake Recipes for Last-Minute Entertaining

      Start with a mix or make the whole thing from scratch—it takes just 15 minutes (or less!) of hands-on time to whip up each one of these deliciously easy cakes. Yes, you can make cakes like coconut cake or angel food cake in just 15 minutes! The hardest part: waiting for dessert.

      Classic Chocolate Cake

      70 reviews

      If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...


      Mamaw Emily’s Strawberry Cake

      105 reviews

      My husband loved his Mamaw's strawberry cake recipe. He thought no one could duplicate it. I made it, and it’s...


      How to Make a Smith Island Cake

      Meet Smith Island Cake—a beloved Maryland dessert that's rooted in community and coated in chocolate.


      Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake

      29 reviews

      In our family no one thinks it’s Christmas without this Red Velvet Cake recipe. I baked the first one for...

      The Best Chocolate Cake Mix Brands According to Pro Cooks

      Looking for the best chocolate cake mix you can buy? Our team of professional cooks and bakers put 10 brands...


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      40 of Our Favorite Graduation Cake Ideas

      Congrats, grad! We've pulled together some of our best graduation cake ideas for your celebration.

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      Here’s How to Decorate a Cake Like a Pro

      Once you learn how to decorate a cake, you'll be whipping up gorgeous celebration-worthy treats in no time. We'll show...


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      I Was Shocked To Learn My Favorite Cake Recipe Is Vegan

      It's so rich and chocolatey your friends and family will never guess this is a vegan chocolate cake.


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      21 Easy Cake Recipes That Start with a Box of Pudding

      Pudding mix is a busy baker's best friend. Rely on this convenient pantry staple to bake up a dreamy cake...


      10 Mistakes Everybody Makes When Baking Angel Food Cake

      Avoid these steps if you want a heavenly angel food cake.

      Coconut-Mango Malva Pudding

      My friend shared this amazing malva pudding recipe with me. Malva pudding is a dense, spongy cake drenched in a...


      Layered Princess Cake

      This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...


      Halloween Witch Cake

      If you're looking for an extra-special dessert to serve for Halloween, this witch cake will delight all the ghouls and...


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      Top 10 Sponge Cake Recipes

      The ultimate light and tender treats, chiffon and sponge cake desserts are a classic for a reason. Find our best-loved...


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      35 Irresistible Lemon Cake Ideas

      Lemon brightens and enlivens any dish. These lemon cake ideas are the perfect balance of sweet and tart—they're perfect for...

      How to Make Easy Easter Cake Pops

      Colorful Easter cake pops are so easy to make and share!


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      30 Bundt Cakes You Need to Make This Spring

      Grab your prettiest cake plate! From tea parties to coffee hour, these spring Bundt cake recipes are perfect for everyday...


      Almond Custard Cake

      This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is...


      Summer Squash Pound Cake

      This golden brown, tender pound cake is the perfect treat to make when you have an abundance of summer squash...


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      17 Rhubarb Cake Recipes to Make This Spring

      Ready to make the most of rhubarb season? From coffee cake to dump cake and everything in between, we've gathered...


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      Gooey Butter Cake

      A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...


      S’mores Cupcakes

      Marshmallow frosting puts these cupcakes over the top. Pieces of chocolate bars and graham cracker crumbs on top make them...


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      30 Valentine’s Day Cakes and Cheesecakes We Love

      Treat your sweetie (or your gals) to one of our favorite Valentine's Day cheesecake or cake recipes.

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      25+ Cakes from Around the World

      Go global with your next bake. We rounded up traditional cakes from around the world. Find decadent recipes from Germany,...


      4-Ingredient Cake Recipes That Are Simple AND Delicious

      You don't need a lot to make a delicious dessert. These 4-ingredient cake recipes prove that you can have a...


      Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

      Indulge in this layer cake topped with rich buttercream—a vanilla lover's dream. I use pure vanilla extract for the best...


      Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cake

      My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...


      25 Vintage Christmas Cakes

      Whether you bake up a vintage holiday layer cake or a beautiful Bundt, these old-fashioned Christmas cakes will impress everyone—even...


      Baby Shark Cake

      It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This simply decorated baby shark cake, plus...