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Devil’s Food Snack Cake

6 reviews

My husband and his friends request this devil's food cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. To create a fun motif on the plates, trace a shape onto paper and cut out. Hold the stencil over a plate and dust with cocoa powder. —Julie Danler, Bel Aire, Kansas

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

4 reviews

Years ago, I added some zucchini to a peanut butter bar I had created, and this time I wanted to...


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...


Moist Chocolate Chip Date Cake

6 reviews

"I remember begging my mother to make this moist cake back in the '50s," says Kathy Frees from Fergus Falls,...


Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

8 reviews

Instant pudding mix and cake mix cut the preparation time for this delicious cake that is loaded with grated chocolate...

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...


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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...

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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...


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...


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

3 reviews

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

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Classic Chocolate Cake

69 reviews

If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...