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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 curd give it a delightful tang. It's delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

Tangerine Cream Roulade

Now you can make those heavenly cake rolls seen in Chinese bakeries at home! Our refreshing recipe features bright citrus...


Cherry Cordial Cake Balls

2 reviews

Brandy and coffee add mild flavor to these scrumptious cherry cake balls. —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Coconut Dream Cake

My friends and family love this beautiful cake. I keep it refrigerated before serving to keep it moist and sweet....


Lady Baltimore Cake

4 reviews

I first made this cake for my fathers' birthday and now it is the only cake that he requests. This...

Chocolate Angel Cake

26 reviews

When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest...


Chocolate Party Cake

This no-bake refrigerated cake, featuring angel food cake and chocolate, was my grandma's recipe. It has been on our Christmas...

Very Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream

3 reviews

Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really...


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Incredible Coconut Cake

95 reviews

I found this coconut cake recipe in a newspaper many years ago and modified it to suit my taste. This...


Special Raspberry Torte

1 review

With raspberry preserves, a burst of lemon and a homemade buttercream frosting, this berry-topped cake always gets rave reviews. It’s...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

29 reviews

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn

Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake

36 reviews

Here’s a simple cake that’s rich, elegant and over-the-top chocolaty. For finishing touches, add powdered sugar, cocoa or liqueur-flavored whipped...


White Chocolate Coconut Cake

29 reviews

This eye-catching cake is my own creation. The white "snowball" look makes it the perfect choice for a holiday celebration....


Frightfully Good Cakes

If there is one word to describe these one- or two-bite cakes, it is EASY! Use different Halloween candies to...


Mocha Hazelnut Torte

3 reviews

I make this cake on birthdays and other special occasions because it looks and tastes so amazing. The combination of...


Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

9 reviews

“I made this cake for our Cub Scout cake auction and almost didn’t take it because it looked so good,”...

Delectable Raspberry Cream Cake

For a cake to impress, try this delicious recipe. The filling makes the cake so yummy with fresh raspberries. Your...


Carrot Cake with Pecan Frosting

10 reviews

My husband constantly requests this homey, old-fashioned version of carrot cake. The frosting is still tasty even without the pecans....


Pudding-Filled Devil’s Food Cake

10 reviews

My grandmother gave me the recipe for her famous homemade chocolate cake. I remember she often had it when we...


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...


Coconut Dream Cupcakes

3 reviews

My daughter, Elizabeth, came up with this incredible recipe. The cream cheese in the middle is a fun surprise when...


Italian Triple Lemon Cream Cake

4 reviews

Refreshing and impressive, this show-stopping cake is perfect for Easter, a summer party or even Christmas dinner. In case you...


Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte

With layer after luscious layer of creamy filling and cake, Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte proves irresistible every time. —Brenda Fisher,...


Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

3 reviews

This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...

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Chocolate Pecan Torte

2 reviews

This impressive dessert looks lovely on a buffet table. It takes some time to prepare, but it’s worth the effort....


Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing

7 reviews

I found this recipe back in the late '80s and knew it was a special cake. The caramel icing can...


Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

12 reviews

How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...


Spumoni Torte

2 reviews

I made up this recipe to end a big Italian Christmas Eve dinner. I thought it would be nice and...


Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

1 review

Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

17 reviews

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...