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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, who shared it with me. I’ve been told the name comes from the speckled meringue topping that resembles the coloring of hens. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

Apple Cake for Passover

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


Coconut Cream Yummy Cake

28 reviews

"I found this recipe as a kid in one of my mother's cookbooks. I didn't make it until I was...


Raspberry Truffle Cake Pops

3 reviews

Rich chocolate with a hint of raspberry liqueur—it doesn't get any better than this! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team


Zucchini Carrot Spice Cake

5 reviews

My family adores sweets, and I like to serve treats like this that are good for them, too. The cake...

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...


Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

1 review

My friend Dave always brought two strawberry rhubarb cakes to work to celebrate his birthday. He’d use up rhubarb growing...

Buttermilk Chocolate Zucchini Cake

2 reviews

I received this recipe from my best friend over 10 years ago...and I still get rave reviews whenever I serve...


Grandma’s Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

18 reviews

This is from a collection of family recipes. My granddaughter, Riley, likes that it tastes like lemons, but is sweet....


Punch Bowl Cake

1 review

This recipe was created when I was trying to use up leftovers. You can make it with cookies or bananas...


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....

Carrot Raisin Cake

3 reviews

A creamy frosting with a touch of vanilla and orange juice tops this deliciously moist cake. The room quiets down...


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...


Rhubarb Torte

Each year when Grandmother asked what kind of birthday cake I'd like, I always said I wanted her rhubarb torte....


Raspberry Rumble

2 reviews

My guy is a raspberry fan, so that’s what I use in this cake with a classic fluffy frosting. Freeze...


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....

Watergate Cake

1 review

The cake was a huge hit the very first time I made it! Wasn't sure I'd like it, but I...


Hawaiian Dessert

9 reviews

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


Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

4 reviews

MY FAMILY thinks this is the best carrot cake ever! We love the moist texture.
The surprise is in...


Rhubarb Cheesecake Layer Dessert

4 reviews

Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois relates, "Rhubarb gives a burst of tangy flavor to this dessert. Sometimes I combine strawberries...


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Tropical Carrot Cake

35 reviews

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


Pudding-Filled Devil’s Food Cake

10 reviews

My grandmother gave me the recipe for her famous homemade chocolate cake. I remember she often had it when we...


Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

32 reviews

You can't miss with this delightful old-fashioned dessert. It's truly the best ever chocolate cake! It is moist and chocolaty,...


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...

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Orange Angel Food Cake Dessert

5 reviews

With just one bite of Janet Springer's light-as-air angel food, even dieters will be on cloud nine! Cutting back on...


Red Velvet Cake Bites

4 reviews

Everyone loves red velvet, but any cake mix can work here. I've even rolled chopped macadamia nuts into pineapple cake...


Blueberry Upside Down Dessert

1 review

Turn a simple yellow cake into a terrific dessert with blueberries and a handful of other ingredients. It's great for...


Rhubarb Custard Cake

22 reviews

Rhubarb thrives in my northern garden and is one of the few crops the pesky moose don't bother! Of all...