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Banana Split Cake Bars

2 reviews

Summer isn’t summer without a banana split or two, and these fun bars bring that same delicious flavor in potluck-perfect form. —Jasey McBurnett, Rock Springs, Wyoming

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...


Gingerbread

11 reviews

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


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...


Tailgate Toffee Bars

4 reviews

Make a one-handed grab for this tender cake studded with toffee bits. Victory is extra sweet with a treat this...

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Mississippi Mud Cake

14 reviews

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme...


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...

Peanut Butter Banana Cake

19 reviews

I've had this well-worm recipe for as long as I've been married. I often make it for potluck functions. The...


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...


Almond Snack Cake

14 reviews

My oldest son was allergic to chocolate, so I had to find goodies to make without it. These treats filled...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

4 reviews

The original recipe was a from-scratch cake, but I use a boxed mix to save time. I hope you enjoy...

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...