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Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

My favorite apple cake is made with a shot of brandy and drizzled with caramel to set off the wonderful flavors. If alcohol is a no-go, use orange juice instead of apple brandy. If you'd rather go the chocolate route, add mini chocolate chips to the cake and use chocolate ice cream topping for the drizzle. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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...


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...


Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Icing

65 reviews

This oatmeal cake recipe tastes anything but light. The caramel icing sets up quick, so frost the cake immediately after...


Grandma’s Applesauce Cake

12 reviews

This moist applesauce cake recipe is a treasured heirloom passed down from my Grandma Stuit, who cooked for a family...

Tart Cranberry Cake

17 reviews

You can't beat this recipe to showcase true fall flavor. The ruby cranberries stay bright and beautiful, and their tartness...


Apple Spice Snack Cake

5 reviews

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

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,...


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. It's an easy to make-and-take treat. —Kellie Moore,...


Chocolate Cherry Cake

5 reviews

This is a very quick and easy cake to make. It is fancy enough to serve to guests.—Lois Valley, Morgan...


Zucchini Walnut Cake

19 reviews

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

Billie’s Southern Sweet Potato Cake

11 reviews

I made sweet potato cakes for my kids when they were younger and they told me in their little voices,...