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Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan Piecaken recipe? —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


Spiced Pomegranate-Pear Cake

1 review

This special-occasion pomegranate cake is a delicious combination of tender cake, tart fruit and rich buttercream. It is also beautiful...


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Reindeer Cake

Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


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...

Coconut Cake Supreme

12 reviews

I make most cakes from scratch, but during the holiday rush, this recipe that starts with a mix buys me...


Contest-Winning Eggnog Cake

16 reviews

This wonderful cake is full of eggnog flavor. I especially like to serve it around the holidays.—Debra Frappolli, Wayne, New...

Favorite Coconut Cake

8 reviews

When I need an impressive dessert for a special occasion, this is the recipe I turn to. My guests are...


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,”...


Snowballs Cake

1 review

I couldn't pry this family secret recipe from my sister-in-law, but her mother did...and I was thrilled! The old-fashioned flavor...


Holiday Snow Globe Cake

10 reviews

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version....

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...


Chocolate Eclair Delight

5 reviews

It's amazing how the layers of this eclair torte soften overnight into a cakelike texture. Just before serving this dessert,...


Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

13 reviews

I'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a...