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Hungarian Walnut Torte

3 reviews

"This truly special cake with its creamy not-too-sweet filling is one I've made for years. People say it is excellent," notes Jeannette Jeremias of Kitchener, Ontario. "I'm the first generation of my Hungarian family to be born in Canada."

Midsummer Sponge Cake

1 review

Guests at the bridal tea liked everything about this beautiful seasonal dessert - the tender cake layers, fluffy cream filling...


Layered Citrus Cake

I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...


Mocha Yule Log

15 reviews

This eye-catching dessert is guaranteed to delight holiday dinner guests. Chocolate lovers will lick their lips over the yummy cocoa...


Traditional Sponge Cake

7 reviews

This light and spongy cake makes a fitting finale to any meal.—Arlene Murphy, Beverly Hills, Florida

Orange Sponge Cake

12 reviews

This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2...


Strawberry Walnut Torte

3 reviews

This is a special treat I love to make and everyone looks forward to a nice slice with lots of...

Layered Orange Sponge Cake

3 reviews

This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's...


Daffodil Cake

2 reviews

I've made this cake for my children(see photo below), grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It is their favorite birthday cake...it's light and...