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Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

1 review

Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of the holiday buffet. —Heidi Kelly, Norwood, Missouri

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Chocolate Comfort Cake

28 reviews

This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


Butter Pound Cake

1 review

Whether garnished with fresh berries and sprigs of rosemary or just served plain, this rich cake is fabulous. It bakes...


Mom’s Citrus Buttermilk Cake

5 reviews

Everyone raves over this lovely lemon cake. It's divine with fresh raspberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Joan...


Ginger-Glazed Lemon Bundt

1 review

Tangy ginger, tart lemon and puckery cranberries make this melt-in-your-mouth cake as crisp—and gorgeous—as autumn. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Decadent Fudge Cake

7 reviews

Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia


Glazed Gingerbread Cake

12 reviews

This is a favorite dessert during the holidays and at special occasions. I’ve tried creating a glaze of some sort...

Favorite Bundt Cake

12 reviews

"To satisfy the chocolate lovers I know, I made some changes to a recipe I clipped from the newspaper," comments...


Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

1 review

Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...


Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

12 reviews

Inspired by an abundance of zucchini, I found a new way to use it up in this spiced and lightly...


Grand Marnier Cranberry Pound Cake

3 reviews

This is a bit different than the usual pound cakes I've prepared. The combination of cranberries and orange liqueur is...

Holiday Cranberry Eggnog Cake

Got eggnog and cranberries? We use both in this yummy, moist cake for the holidays. Dollop with a sweet topping...


Winning Cranberry Bundt Cake

3 reviews

The first time I served this cake was at Thanksgiving dinner several years ago. Along with pumpkin pies, it's become...


Cranberry Bundt Cake

4 reviews

Cranberry sauce gives this moist cake its pretty swirled look. Serve slices for dessert after dinner or as coffee cake...


Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake

2 reviews

This is a wonderful cake for the holidays. It fills the house with a heavenly aroma when it's baking.


Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

13 reviews

For years, my co-workers were taste testers as I worked on a recipe for pumpkin cake. This version wins, hands...

Winter Spice Tube Cake

This lightly sweet cake is chock full of fruit and nuts and makes a terrific breakfast, tea or dessert bread....


Pistachio-Date Cake with Chantilly Creme

The distinctive taste of dark beer adds a hearty and interesting note to this tenderly spiced cake, studded with pistachio...


Citrus-Raspberry Coffee Cake

4 reviews

Orange and lemon beautifully complement the raspberry flavor in this dense cake. Add a dusting of confectioners’ sugar for a...


Pumpkin Chip Cake with Walnuts

My grandmother gave me this family recipe. After a few changes, I made the treat even healthier and tastier. Holidays...


Caramel Apple Coffee Cake with Walnuts

1 review

I created this recipe after a trip to an orchard with my family. This moist cake is full of hearty...


Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

17 reviews

I belong to a Christmas village collectors' club and we all bring a potluck dish to our monthy meetings. The...


Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

15 reviews

This is a fantastic way to perk up boxed cake mix. The whole family will love the chocolaty results, and...


Eggnog Tube Cake

23 reviews

My kids have declared this dessert one of their favorites. They love the festive eggnog flavor in the cake. —Mary...

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Heavenly Praline Cake

5 reviews

A moist cake and generous frosting are filled with the fabulous flavor of caramel. The candied pecans are almost a...


Hazelnut Pear Cake

From the hazelnuts to the yummy browned butter glaze, this dessert is a little different from an everyday pound cake....


Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the...


Apple Cinnamon Cake

4 reviews

This apple cinnamon cake is equally good for breakfast or dessert, so be sure to not eat all of it...


Brown Sugar Pecan Cake

My great-aunt was famous in our family for her cooking. She lived in Kentucky and made a cake like this...


Chocolate Spice Cake

3 reviews

My husband really enjoys this delightful cake. Eye-catching enough for a special occasion, this is so good you’ll want it...