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

4 reviews

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

3 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

12 reviews

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


Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Icing

65 reviews

This lightened-up version of a classic dessert is full of flavor. The icing sets up quickly, so make it right...

Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

5 reviews

The rich molasses and spice flavor of this old-time dessert is complemented with a buttery caramel sauce.—Joy Sparks, Muskegon, Michigan


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Tropical Carrot Cake

36 reviews

I look forward to August because our family reunion means fun and great food, like this classic cake with the...


Dinette Cake

3 reviews

IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES to get this cake into the oven. It's one of my favorite desserts.
I love...


Apple Spice Snack Cake

7 reviews

"Nothing could be simpler or more delicious than this moist apple cake," relates Reba Savoie of Roswell, New Mexico. It's...

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...


Root Beer Float Cake

41 reviews

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


Classic Carrot Cake

72 reviews

I entered this yummy, moist cake in a Colorado Outfitters Association dessert contest. My carrot cake with pineapple earned first...


Gingerbread

12 reviews

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


Applesauce Oat Cake

4 reviews

The spicy aroma of this cake brings back childhood memories of my mother's kitchen. This small cake is just right...

Grandma’s Blackberry Cake

5 reviews

A lightly seasoned spice cake lets the wonderful flavor of blackberries shine through in this delectable blackberry cake recipe. —Diana...


Grandma Riley’s Banana Cake

11 reviews

This favorite recipe has been passed down through my husband’s family. His grandmother wrote this out for me shortly after...


Lazy Daisy Cake

15 reviews

We couldn't wait until Mom sliced this old-fashioned cake with its caramel-like frosting, loaded with chewy coconut. Even after one...


Hawaiian Dessert

9 reviews

Chilled, fluffy, Hawaiian desserts like this one are a satisfying way to finish off a big meal. I got the...


Idaho Potato Cake

5 reviews

Potatoes in dessert? Many cooks never think of the possibility. But this delicious cake gets its moist texture from Idaho...


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake

3 reviews

I first started making this cake when my husband was stationed with the military in California. Now, 20 years later,...


Mrs. Thompson’s Carrot Cake

23 reviews

I received this recipe from the mother of a patient I cared for back in 1972 in St. Paul, Minnesota....


Zucchini Walnut Cake

20 reviews

What gardener doesn't have extra zucchini? When it is abundant, I shred and freeze plenty so I have it on...


Spiced Rum and Pear Cake

1 review

The flavors in this cake really make it stand out as a special-occasion dessert. With raisins, fresh sweet pear chunks,...

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Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

16 reviews

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop...


Crazy Cake

5 reviews

I have made this dessert—otherwise known as crazy cake—for more than 50 years. It is classic, tender and moist, and...


Cranberry Christmas Cake

18 reviews

The ruby cranberries in this recipe stay bright and beautiful, and their tartness is irresistible. I've made this cranberry Christmas...


Coconut Poppy Seed Cake

11 reviews

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


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Cocoa Cake

32 reviews

THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite...


Banana Snack Cake

21 reviews

"I often make this moist banana cake for birthday days," remarks Dawn Fagerstrom from Warren, Minnesota. "The recipe is good...