Snack Cake Recipes

Low-key sweets like these snack cake recipes have all the goodness of a fussier cake—no fork necessary.

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    Pumpkin Snack Cake

    The crunchy, sweet topping makes this simple pumpkin snack cake taste extra special. If you prefer a sweeter cake, omit the topping and spread with your favorite frosting instead. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...

    Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

    My favorite apple cake is made with a shot of brandy and drizzled with caramel to set off the wonderful...

    Banana Split Cake Bars

    2 reviews

    Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect...

    Orange Cornmeal Cake

    1 review

    This cake bakes up tender and light with a subtle orange taste. It tastes rich but is comparatively low in...

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

    4 reviews

    Years ago, I added some zucchini to a peanut butter bar I had created, and this time I wanted to...

    Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

    9 reviews

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

    Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

    My grandmother often served this dessert with her special Sunday dinners, and my mother and I have also taken it...

    Fruit Cocktail Cake

    3 reviews

    This is my son's favorite cake, and when he asks for it for his special birthday cake, he usually gets...

    Orange Cream Cake

    14 reviews

    Kids of all ages will enjoy the old-fashioned flavor of this super-moist cake topped with a soft light frosting. "This...

    Apple Cocoa Snack Cake

    4 reviews

    The apple provides natural sweetening and helps make this cake moist and delicious. I'm a former home economics teacher who...

    Graveyard Cake

    3 reviews

    Underneath tasty tombstones, ghosts, pumpkins, worms and soil that make this dessert a conversation piece, you'll find a delectable chocolate...

    Snack Cake Mix

    Your family can enjoy two distinctly different snack cakes with this simple mix from Kathy Nieratko of Fair Haven, Vermont....

    Special Rhubarb Cake

    17 reviews

    A rich vanilla sauce is served with this tender cake from Biena Schlabach of Millersburg, Ohio. "The women at church...

    Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

    2 reviews

    You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie. The applesauce adds...

    Chocolate Snack Cake

    5 reviews

    This rich cocoa cake from LeeAnn McCue is so tasty, there's no need to frost it. "But it's wonderful served...

    Butterscotch Snack Cake

    5 reviews

    Handy pantry ingredients , including cake and pudding mixes, are the key to this moist, golden cake from Joanie Ward...

    Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

    8 reviews

    Instant pudding mix and cake mix cut the preparation time for this delicious cake that is loaded with grated chocolate...

    Root Beer Float Cake

    39 reviews

    I add root beer to both the cake batter and fluffy frosting of this summery dessert to get that...

    Coconut Poppy Seed Cake

    10 reviews

    This moist coconut cake is definitely one of my most-requested desserts. Use different cake mixes and pudding flavors for variety....


    11 reviews

    My grandmother first used this recipe for gingerbread over 100 years ago. I remember that the kitchen smelled like heaven...

    Cranberry-Orange Snack Cake

    This recipe contains so many great holiday flavors, including pecans, orange, and cranberry, without the post-holiday guilt! I also love...

    Chunky Apple Snack Cake

    5 reviews

    We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with...

    Chocolate Oat Snack Cake

    4 reviews

    A sprinkling of walnuts and chips tops this subtly sweet treat from Bonnie Spaulding, Litchfield, New Hampshire.

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    Zucchini Chip Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    Here's a mouthwatering dessert that is so rich, it doesn't need frosting. The shredded zucchini makes it especially moist. With...

    Brownie Mix Snack Cake

    3 reviews

    Theresa uses a few cups of her homemade mix to create a snack that's ideal for those who prefer their...

    Peanut Butter Banana Cake

    19 reviews

    I've had this well-worm recipe for as long as I've been married. I often make it for potluck functions. The...

    Raisin-Spice Snack Cake

    1 review

    In Boulder, Colorado, Ruth Marie Lyons turns yellow cake mix into this nicely spiced dessert. "My husband's aunt gave me...

    Cherry-Almond Snack Cake

    7 reviews

    Dried cherries and almond flavoring give this tender golden cake from our Test Kitchen a sweet-tart flavor, and crushed almonds...

    Snack Cake

    1 review

    "This cake packs and travels well since the topping bakes down into it," says Liz Raether of Algoma, Wisconsin.