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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

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...


Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


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...

Grapefruit Layer Cake

I grew up in Florida where we had 10 grapefruit trees and were constantly trying to use the fruit in...


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...

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...


Chocolate Strawberry Torte

9 reviews

The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington


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...

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

10 reviews

If you love chocolate, almonds and coconut, this cake is for you. It comes together in a flash and tastes...


Lime Chiffon Cake

4 reviews

The next time you spot lovely little limes at the grocery store, pick some up and make this outstanding cake!...


Majestic Pecan Cake

This recipe truly lives up to its name. The pecan-dotted cake is stacked in three layers, and made-from-scratch frosting is...


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,”...


Raspberry Lemon Cake

26 reviews

Want a change from chocolate cake? Try this elegant lemon cake...it's packed with refreshing lemon flavor, from the cake to...

Pineapple Breeze Torte

1 review

This lovely torte features ladyfingers, a creamy filling and a crushed pineapple topping. It's a special treat for my large...


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....


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Coconut Italian Cream Cake

21 reviews

I’d never tasted an Italian cream cake before moving to Colorado. Now I bake for people in the area, and...


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...


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,...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...

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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,...


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...


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...


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....