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Stamped Cutout Cookies

Rich, buttery sugar cookie cutouts like these never last long at a party. They're one of my favorite homemade Christmas cookies. I use seasonal cutters to celebrate the holidays. Plus, with some cookie stamps, you can get some great decoration! —Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri

Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

6 reviews

Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

14 reviews

What fun! These double-chocolaty delights have a surprise inside! Atop the chocolate cookie base, marshmallow peeks out under chocolate icing....


Coconut Dream Cake

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


Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Yum! Dotted with tangy pineapple bits and crunchy nuts, these spiced seasonal goodies are bound to become an instant hit....

Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Cake

This delicious cake is one of my own invention. It's been a huge hit among family and friends and even...


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 Cake Roll with Praline Filling

6 reviews

This show-stopping cake roll was one of the first “complicated” recipes I ever attempted to prepare. I discovered it was...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Angel Food Cake

9 reviews

When I take this different kind of angel food cake to church bake sales, it goes before I can get...


Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...


Pretty Petits Fours

9 reviews

Add a delicate touch to your desert table with these bite-size cakes from our Test Kitchen. We decorated the tops...

Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

12 reviews

Inspired by an abundance of zucchini, I found a new way to use it up in this spiced and lightly...


Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cutouts

3 reviews

Full of lemony flavor, these cookies are great for any time of year and always popular with family and friends.—Patricia...


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...


Lemon Ginger Icebox Cake

6 reviews

Everyone searches for grand desserts that have easy ingredients and minimal effort. My lemony ginger icebox cake is the answer....


Decadent Chocolate Crepe Cake

3 reviews

No other dessert has wowed family and friends the way this stunning crepe cake did the first time I made...

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Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake

24 reviews

One of my mother's friends used to bring this over at the holidays, and it never lasted long. With tangy...


Cran-Apple Muffins

2 reviews

I like to pile a fresh batch of these muffins on a plate when friends drop in for coffee. Even...


Mother’s Walnut Cake

9 reviews

Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every...


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,...


Raspberry Cream Sugar Cookies

We make sugar cookies and fill them with a tangy raspberry cream cheese. They taste best after they've been refrigerated...


White Chocolate Fluffy Cake

5 reviews

A former co-worker shared the recipe for this decadent cake. I fell in love with it. Forget the calorie count...


Pineapple Coconut Cake

46 reviews

This coconut cake is a guaranteed showstopper at any holiday meal or special occasion. The beautiful flakes of coconut are...


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....

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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...


Caramel Nut Breakfast Cake

6 reviews

I first tasted this incredible coffee cake when a kind neighbor brought it by. It was so good that my...


Cream Cheese Frosting

24 reviews

This smooth, versatile cream cheese frosting has a delicate vanilla flavor. The woman who made the wedding cake for our...


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...


Thick Sugar Cookies

9 reviews

A bit thicker than the norm, this sugar cookie is just like one you might find at a good bakery....


Glazed Lemon Blueberry Muffins

76 reviews

Bursting with berries and drizzled with a light lemony glaze, these muffins are moist, tender and truly something special. This...