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    Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

    I have been making this delicious gingerbread cake for years and it's won several blue ribbons. Serve it with whipped cream and caramel sauce, or dust it with confectioners' sugar after it cools. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

    Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

    Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan...


    Apple Cake with Homemade Buttermilk Sauce

    This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and...


    Pumpkin Snack Cake

    1 review

    The crunchy, sweet topping makes this simple pumpkin snack cake taste extra special. If you prefer a sweeter cake, omit...


    Red Velvet Pound Cake

    1 review

    This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...

    Pear Olive Oil Cake

    This flavorful cake is a lovely, understated way to finish your grand meal. It doesn't take a lot of time...


    Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

    1 review

    This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...

    Orange and Pear Upside-Down Cake

    1 review

    I love cooking with my cast-iron skillet, whether it's to make a main dish or dessert. This upside-down cake is...


    Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

    My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich homemade chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering....


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...


    Old Fashion Gingerbread

    My dad would always tell me his mother made gingerbread with hot water and that it was dense and rich...

    Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

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


    Orange Cornmeal Cake

    1 review

    This cake bakes up tender and light with a subtle orange taste. It tastes rich but is comparatively low in...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    28 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


    Pecan Cake with Cookie Butter Frosting

    My mom and I bought a jar of cookie butter to try it out, and we fell in love with...


    Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes

    1 review

    One night, my niece and I put our heads together to come up a with a fabulous cupcake. We combined...

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    Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

    1 review

    These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll...


    Air-Fryer Peppermint Lava Cakes

    3 reviews

    It never ceases to amaze to see warm chocolate pudding ooze out of the center of this tender chocolate cake....


    Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

    This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...


    Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

    Use your slow cooker as a cake maker for a seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for any weekday...


    Ginger-Glazed Lemon Bundt

    1 review

    Tangy ginger, tart lemon and puckery cranberries make this melt-in-your-mouth cake as crisp—and gorgeous—as autumn. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Decadent Fudge Cake

    7 reviews

    Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia


    Best Carrot Cake

    8 reviews

    After a bite of this, you'll be on cloud nine. I love to bake this moist carrot cake recipe for...


    Angel Food Cake

    13 reviews

    This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. My family enjoys it...

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    Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

    16 reviews

    Here's an easy way to jazz up an angel food cake mix using canned pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices. I...


    Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

    27 reviews

    I've had this recipe for years and make it often since Michigan has an abundance of apples. The caramel sauce...


    Crunchy-Top Gingerbread

    My grandmother often served this dessert with her special Sunday dinners, and my mother and I have also taken it...


    Mama’s Spice Cake

    3 reviews

    Whenever I get a craving for a tasty old-fashioned treat, I make this cake. Great cooks in my family have...


    Toffee Coffee Cake

    3 reviews

    Candy bar fan Edie Despain of Logan, Utah suggests topping this delightfully moist snack with a dollop of your favorite...


    Mini Carrot Cakes with Cranberry Caramel Sauce

    This recipe was inspired by two classic favorites, carrot cake and pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, gorgeous and delicious cranberries...