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Lingonberry-Cardamom Cake

Our family is Scandinavian, and we love using almonds, cardamom and lingonberries in desserts, as in this cardamom cake. If lingonberry jam is difficult to obtain, you can use pureed cranberry sauce with a little lemon juice to get a similar sweet-tart flavor. Whipped cream is a perfect topping for this Scandinavian-inspired dessert. —Barbara Kvale, Cologne, Minnesota

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...


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


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...

Bavarian Apple Torte

13 reviews

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a...


Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake

2 reviews

One Thanksgiving, I was eating pumpkin pie and decided to have some cranberry sauce with it. I loved the combination...

Apple Cobbler Cheesecake

3 reviews

I call this combination of two classic desserts my "lucky” recipe. It won top honors when I entered the baking...


Easy Nutella Cheesecake

2 reviews

Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Peppermint Cheesecake on a Stick

Surprise guests with a fun holiday treat—dipped cheesecake wedges you can eat without a fork. Whenever my son has one,...


RumChata Cheesecake

2 reviews

I like to experiment and make new and unusual-flavored cheesecakes. When I tried RumChata at a friend's party, I knew...

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

35 reviews

This apple cheesecake won the grand prize in an apple recipe contest. With caramel both on the bottom and over...


Frosty Peppermint Dessert

3 reviews

This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas


Gingerbread Cheesecake

3 reviews

This is my twist on Christmas gingerbread...cheesecake-style! I like to garnish it with small gingerbread men all the way around...