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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 perfect for any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

1 review

This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


Giant Buckeye Cookie

12 reviews

I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


Rich Chocolate Frosting

18 reviews

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...

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...


Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

17 reviews

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...

Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

14 reviews

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop...


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...


Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

1 review

Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...


Gingerbread Cupcakes

10 reviews

The robust ginger flavor of these cupcakes is mellowed by the maple frosting's sweetness. The combination is pure heaven! For...

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,”...


Banana Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

11 reviews

Using extra-ripe bananas in this recipe ensures the cupcakes will be sweet and moist. The ganache frosting is made even...


Glossy Chocolate Frosting

27 reviews

The original recipe for this thick chocolate frosting was my grandmother's. I lightened it up, but it still has all...


Cream-Filled Cupcakes

24 reviews

These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They...

Pressure Cooker Molten Mocha Cake

1 review

When I first made my decadent chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. She says it's one...


Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

69 reviews

You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the...