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Pumpkin Snack Cake

The crunchy, sweet topping makes this simple pumpkin snack cake taste extra special. If you prefer a sweeter cake, omit the topping and spread with your favorite frosting instead. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

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


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...


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...


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...

Tillie’s Ginger Crumb Cake

5 reviews

This recipe goes back at least as far as my grandmother, who was born in the early 1900s. Our sons...


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...

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Cocoa Cake

27 reviews

THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite...


Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

13 reviews

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop...


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...


Spice Cake Bars with Salted Caramel Icing

12 reviews

As a busy mom, I was always looking for baking shortcuts. When I found these bars, I knew I'd hit...