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    Grandma’s Apple Cake

    My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice is comforting. —Zainab Storms, A Classic Twist

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    Gooey Butter Cake

    5 reviews

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

    Swedish Flop

    3 reviews

    Swedish flop was one of my Gramma Esther's favorites. Found mainly in the Chicago area, this combination of fluffy yeasted...

    Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake

    1 review

    It always seems like my rhubarb goes bad in a hurry, so I was looking for a simple way to...

    Homemade Confetti Cake

    11 reviews

    This is a moist and fluffy vanilla cake with lots of sprinkles and a whipped vanilla buttercream. It's almost impossible...

    Apricot Mud Hen Cake Bars

    10 reviews

    These mud hen bars have been in my family for generations. My maternal grandmother gave this recipe to my mother,...

    Apple Cake for Passover

    Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...

    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...

    Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

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

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

    6 reviews

    I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes....

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    Blueberry, Apple and Pineapple Dump Cake

    5 reviews

    I call this B.A.P. dump cake. I usually take it to our church potluck and it is the first dessert...

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    Apple-Sweet Potato Pecan Dump Cake

    1 review

    This quick cake has lots of delicious apples, sweet potatoes, spices, pecans and caramel. My surprise of white cheddar cheese...

    Pecan Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting

    My mom and I bought a jar of cookie butter to try it out, and we fell in love with...

    13×9 Cake Recipes

    Serve up something sweet! These 13x9 cake recipes are easy to whip up and transport easily to potlucks.

    Peach Cake

    10 reviews

    I first tasted this cake about 15 years ago when a dear aunt brought it to a family reunion. I...

    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...

    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...

    German Chocolate Cheesecake

    15 reviews

    "My daughter requests this as her birthday cake, and I take it to potlucks, church dinners or any time the...

    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...

    Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

    11 reviews

    Pairing pineapple with coconut lent a tropical flavor to the dessert served as the finale to our theme party. Shared...

    Homemade Chocolate Cake

    43 reviews

    A rich chocolate frosting is the flavorful finishing touch to this moist from-scratch cake that's mixed in one bowl. It...

    Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

    14 reviews

    "Whenever I need a quick dessert for a bake sale or get-together, I rely on this recipe," informs Tammy Haugen...

    German Chocolate Lazy Daisy Cake

    Traditional German chocolate cake gets a whole new spin with this inventive version that's finished off under the high heat...

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    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....

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    Wearing o’ Green Cake

    54 reviews

    One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of...

    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...

    Bananas & Cream Pound Cake

    16 reviews

    This banana pound cake got me a date with my future husband. At a church event, he loved it so...